The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - The war that followed would be fought across virgin territories, from Nova Scotia to the forks of the Ohio River, and it would ultimately decide the fate of the entire North American continent—not just for Great Britain and France but also for the Spanish and Native American populations. Noted historian Walter R.

In the summer of 1754, a very young george washington suffered his first military defeat, deep in the wilderness of western Pennsylvania, and a centuries-old feud between Great Britain and France was rekindled. Borneman brings to life an epic struggle for a continent—what Samuel Eliot Morison called "truly the first world war"—and emphasizes how the seeds of discord sown in its aftermath would take root and blossom into the American Revolution.

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Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

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Vintage #ad - Thus, the war taught george washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, Anderson shows, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent british efforts to reform the empire and american resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead or even desired, Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships.

Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and the diverse colonial peoples, traders, and political forces. In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries.

Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 #ad - We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. With the seven years' war, great britain decisively eliminated french power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America.

Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters.

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1812: The War of 1812

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - In june 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Though frequently overlooked between the american revolution and the civil War, the War of 1812 did indeed span half a continent -- from Mackinac Island to New Orleans, and Lake Champlain to Horseshoe Bend -- and it paved the way for the conquest of the other half.

By 1814, and as much of canada as it could grab, the United States was no longer fighting for free trade, sailors' rights, however, but for its very existence as a nation. With washington in flames, only a valiant defense at Fort McHenry saved Baltimore from a similar fate. Here are the stories of commanding generals such as america's henry "granny" dearborn, overly cautious Sir George Prevost, and feisty Andrew Jackson, as well as Great Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, and Rear Admiral George Cockburn, double-dealing James Wilkinson, the man who put the torch to Washington.

Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty. During the course of the war, the young american navy proved its mettle as the uss constitution, "Old Ironsides, " sent two first-rate British frigates to the bottom, "Don't Give Up the Ship, and a twenty-seven-year-old lieutenant named Oliver Hazard Perry hoisted a flag exhorting, " and chased the British from Lake Erie.

1812: The War of 1812 #ad - Here too are those inadvertently caught up in the war, from heroine farm wife Laura Secord, to country doctor William Beanes, whom some call Canada's Paul Revere, whose capture set the stage for Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner.1812: the war that forged a nation presents a sweeping narrative that emphasizes the struggle's importance to America's coming-of-age as a nation.

During the war of 1812, the united states cast aside its cloak of colonial adolescence and -- with both humiliating and glorious moments -- found the fire that was to forge a nation.

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Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution Pivotal Moments in American History

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Oxford University Press #ad - In fact, and execution, the french canadian officer Captain Beaujeu had greater tactical skill, reconnaissance, and his Indian allies were the most effective and disciplined troops on the field. Known as the battle of the monongahela, the loss altered the trajectory of the Seven Years' War in America, escalating the fighting and shifting the balance of power.

An unprecedented rout of a modern and powerful British army by a predominantly Indian force, Monongahela shocked the colonial world--and also planted the first seeds of an independent American consciousness. Braddock's defeat by david preston is a "classic work by one of the most gifted young historians working today, " according to series editor David Hackett Fischer.

Finalist, 2016 george washington book prizewinner, 2016 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military HistoryWinner, 2016 Distinguished Book Award in U. S. The campaign had been an awakening to empire for many British Americans, spawning ideas of American identity and anticipating many of the political and social divisions that would erupt with the outbreak of the Revolution.

Preston also explores the long shadow cast by Braddock's Defeat over the 18th century and the American Revolution two decades later. A rich battle history driven by a gripping narrative and an abundance of new evidence, Braddock's Defeat presents the fullest account yet of this defining moment in early American history.

Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution Pivotal Moments in American History #ad - While the defeat is often blamed on blundering and arrogance on the part of General Braddock--who was wounded in battle and died the next day--David Preston's gripping new work argues that such a claim diminishes the victory that Indian and French forces won by their superior discipline and leadership.

The culmination of a failed attempt to capture Fort Duquesne from the French, Braddock's Defeat was a pivotal moment in American and world history.

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French and Indian War: A History From Beginning to End

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#ad - Fought chiefly between the two imperial powers of England and France in the mid-18th century, the struggle would also draw in native Indian nations who sought to exert their own strength and sovereignty over the North American continent. French and indian war* * *download for free on kindle unlimited + free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, Kindle Reader, iPad, Smartphone, MAC, or Tablet.

The french and indian war is one of the most significant, yet least acknowledged and understood, periods of American history. This book tells the story of this mighty struggle and how its outcome ultimately laid the foundations for the modern world we inhabit today. Inside you will read about. Imperial appetites✓ sparks ignite✓ rumours of war✓ pitt rising✓ the montcalm before the storm✓ fortresses fall✓ From the Plains of Abraham to PeaceFrom the first shots fired in the Ohio Valley wilderness in 1754 until the Treaty of Paris signed in 1763, the French and Indian War became a conflict that encircled the globe, drawing in nation after nation and inciting battles from the Caribbean to the Philippines.

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The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America'

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Frontier: the word carries the inevitable scent of the West. It is the first book in years to paint a sweeping picture of the Eastern frontier, combining vivid storytelling with the latest research to bring to life modern America’s tumultuous, uncertain beginnings. But before custer or lewis and clark, before the first Conestoga wagons rumbled across the Plains, it was the East that marked the frontier—the boundary between complex Native cultures and the first colonizing Europeans.

The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America' #ad - Here is the older, darker history of a time when the land between the Atlantic and the Appalachians was contested ground—when radically different societies adopted and adapted the ways of the other, wilder, while struggling for control of what all considered to be their land. The first frontier traces two and a half centuries of history through poignant, a mixed-blood interpreter trying to straddle his white and Native heritage, mostly unheralded personal stories—like that of a Harvard-educated Indian caught up in seventeenth-century civil warfare, and a Puritan woman wielding a scalping knife whose bloody deeds still resonate uneasily today.

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War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier

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Bantam #ad - John F. Ross not only re-creates rogers’s life and his spectacular battles with breathtaking immediacy and meticulous accuracy, but brings a new and provocative perspective on Rogers’s unique vision of a unified continent, one that would influence Thomas Jefferson and inspire the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Often hailed as the godfather of today’s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on “impossible” missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers’ legend. Robert rogers, ambitious, duplicitous, brutal, visionary, admirable, canny, was heroic, a backwoods founding father, and much more—like America itself.

War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier #ad - The child of marginalized scots-irish immigrants, as did few others, grasping, Rogers learned to survive in New England’s dark and deadly forests, that a new world required new forms of warfare. Rogers’s principles of unconventional war-making would lay the groundwork for the colonial strategy later used in the War of Independence—and prove so compelling that army rangers still study them today.

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The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Only four men in american history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Chester Nimitz, Ernest King, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U. S. In the admirals, award-winning historian Walter R.

The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea #ad - Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time. How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Navy to victory in world War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. Drawing upon journals, he brings an incredible historical moment to life, and other primary sources, ship logs, showing us how the four admirals revolutionized naval warfare forever with submarines and aircraft carriers, and how these men-who were both friends and rivals-worked together to ensure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed on the ocean floor at the end of World War II.

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World War II at Sea: A Global History

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Oxford University Press #ad - Author of lincoln and his admirals winner of the lincoln prize, the Battle of Midway Best Book of the Year, and Operation Neptune, Military History Quarterly, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, Craig L. World war ii at sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords; Mussolini's Regia Marina-at the start of the war the fourth-largest navy in the world-and the dominance of the Kidö Butai and Japanese naval power in the Pacific; Pearl Harbor then Midway; the struggles of the Russian Navy and the scuttling of the French Fleet in Toulon in 1942; the landings in North Africa and then Normandy.

Symonds has established himself as one of the finest naval historians at work today. Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on and below the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself. World war ii at sea represents his crowning achievement: a complete narrative of the naval war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945.

World War II at Sea: A Global History #ad - Opening with the 1930 london conference, symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. Here as well are the notable naval leaders-fdr and churchill, ernest king, françois darlan, inigo campioni, louis Mountbatten, " Karl Dönitz, Isoroku Yamamoto, Erich Raeder, both self-proclaimed "Navy men, as well as the hundreds of thousands of seamen and officers of all nationalities whose live were imperiled and lost during the greatest naval conflicts in history, William Halsey, from small-scale assaults and amphibious operations to the largest armadas ever assembled.

Many have argued that world War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown and how and why this was the case.

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The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War

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Penguin Books #ad - Beautifully illustrated and recounted by an expert storyteller, The War That Made America is required reading for anyone interested in the ways in which war has shaped the history of America and its peoples. Fred anderson takes readers on a remarkable journey through the vast conflict that, overturned the balance of power on two continents, between 1755 and 1763, undermined the ability of Indian nations to determine their destinies, destroyed the French Empire in North America, and lit the "long fuse" of the American Revolution.

The globe's first true world war comes vividly to life in this "rich, and yet misunderstood, the Seven Years' War-remains one of the most important, cautionary tale" The New York Times Book Review The French and Indian War -the North American phase of a far larger conflagration, episodes in American history.

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Journals of Robert Rogers of the Rangers

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The Irregular Press #ad - Suspected of having british sympathies he was never given command of in the Continental Army and even assisted in the capture of Nathan Hale. His journals were published in England in 1765. My orders were to raise this company as quick as possible, to enlist none but such as were used to travelling and hunting, moreover, and in whose courage and fidelity I could confide: they were, to be subject to military discipline and the articles of war.

From 1755 to 1760, major robert rogers fought in the French and Indian War for the British. After struggling with money problems and alcoholism he died in debt and obscurity in London in 1795. Army Rangers today. As well as material drawn from rogers’ journals, the inclusion of letters provide further details on the Rangers’ role in the wider war.

Journals of Robert Rogers of the Rangers #ad - The journals of robert rogers of the Rangers are a unique history of eighteenth century warfare that was developed during the French and Indian War. After this conflict rogers was involved in combating Pontiac’s Rebellion and then became a royal governor. Included in his journal is his now famous military twenty-eight point guide, the “Rules of Ranging”, which still form the basis of the “Standing Orders” taught to U.

S. He and his troops were given a mandate “to use my best endeavours to distress the French and their allies, bateaux, burning; and destroying their houses, barracks, by sacking, canoes, barns, &c. Attack, and destroy their convoys of provisions by land and water, and by killing their cattle of every kind; and at all times to endeavour to waylay, in any part of the country where I could find them.

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