Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763

Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763

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by William M. Fowler Jr.
     
 

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Empires at War captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war, especially in its descriptions of the strategy and intensity of the engagements in North America, many of them epic struggles between armies in the wilderness. William M. Fowler Jr. views the conflict both from British prime minister William Pitts perspective-- as a vast chessboard, on

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Empires at War captures the sweeping panorama of this first world war, especially in its descriptions of the strategy and intensity of the engagements in North America, many of them epic struggles between armies in the wilderness. William M. Fowler Jr. views the conflict both from British prime minister William Pitts perspective-- as a vast chessboard, on which William Shirleys campaign in North America and the fortunes of Frederick the Great of Prussia were connected-- and from that of field commanders on the ground in America and Canada, who contended with disease, brutal weather, and scant supplies, frequently having to build the very roads they marched on. As in any conflict, individuals and events stand out: Sir William Johnson, a baronet and a major general of the British forces, who sometimes painted his face and dressed like a warrior when he fought beside his Indian allies; Edward Braddocks doomed march across Pennsylvania; the valiant French defense of Fort Ticonderoga; and the legendary battle for Quebec between armies led by the arisocratic French tactical genius, the marquis de Montcalm, and the gallant, if erratic, young Englishman James Wolfe-- both of whom died on the Plains of Abraham on September 13, 1759.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802719355
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
75,187
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

William M. Fowler, Jr. is director of the Massachusetts Historical Society, consulting editor at The New England Quarterly, and honorary professor of history at Northeastern University. His books include Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815 and The Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock.
William M. Fowler, Jr. is director of the Massachusetts Historical Society, consulting editor at The New England Quarterly, and honorary professor of history at Northeastern University. His books include Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815 and The Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock.

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Empires at War the French & Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WobbleGA More than 1 year ago
I'm not reviewing the book so much as reviewing it for the new Nook Color. The maps and images in the book are too small to be useful. I wish B&N, Amazon, and others would realize that the maps and illustrations are a key part of the books they offer as eBooks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago