THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR
Author: Fred Anderson
Publisher: PENGUIN/PUTNAM (PENGUIN ACCT), Dec 2005
A vivid look at arguably the most pivotal war in early American history. 8 pg. full color insert, 20 B&W illus t/out; 6x9 inches, 288 pgs.
The companion volume to a major PBS documentary series & a vivid look at arguably the most pivotal war in early American history.
* 2005 is the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the French & Indian War.
* Fred Anderson will also appear in the PBS documentary The War That Made America.
Apart from The Last of the Mohicans, most Americans know little of the French & Indian War--also known as the Seven Years' War--and yet it remains one of the most fascinating periods in our history. In January 2006, PBS will air The War That Made America, a 4-part documentary about this epic conflict. Fred Anderson, the award-winning & critically acclaimed historian, has written the official tie-in to this exciting television event.
In The War That Made America, Anerson deftly shows how the expansion of the British colonies into French territory in the 1750s and the ongoing Native American struggle for survival would erupt into seven years of bloodshed & unrest spreading from the backwoods of Pennsylvania to the high courts of Europe, eventually overturning the balance of power on two continents & laying the groundwork for the American Revolution.
Beautifully illustrated, richly detailed, & utterly compelling, this is the story of how America as we know it today emerged from a series of fractured colonies & warring tribes into a nation ripe for independence--and nobody tells this story better than Fred Anderson.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Fred Anderson, professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the author of Crucible of War, which was a finalist for the Nat'l Book Critics Circle Award and won the Francis Parkman Prize & the Mark Lynton History Prize in 2001. Most recently, he was the coauthor of The Dominion of War. He lives in Boulder, CO.