The Siege of Fort William Henry: A Year on the Northeastern Frontier

The Siege of Fort William Henry: A Year on the Northeastern Frontier

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by Ben Hughes
     
 

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Immortalized in The Last of the Mohicans, the French siege of Fort William Henry, a key British fort on New York frontier, was a pivotal battle in the British and French struggle for the North American continent. Seen through the eyes of participants, The Siege of Fort William Henry: A Year on the Northeastern Frontier uses official documents,

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Immortalized in The Last of the Mohicans, the French siege of Fort William Henry, a key British fort on New York frontier, was a pivotal battle in the British and French struggle for the North American continent. Seen through the eyes of participants, The Siege of Fort William Henry: A Year on the Northeastern Frontier uses official documents, contemporary newspaper reports, private letters, and published memoirs to bring the narrative to life. From Indian councils on the banks of the Saint Lawrence and bustling military camps in northern New York to the narrative’s bloody denouement on the shores of Lake George, the reader is immersed in the colorful, yet brutal world of eighteenth-century northeastern America.

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“The siege and the massacre that followed the surrender of the garrison in August 1757 are at the heart of this excellent book. . . . The whole forms a very good introduction to the Seven Years’ War in America.”—Vae Victis (Paris, France)

“In this comprehensively researched book, Hughes presents an eye-opening drama of differing societies and codes of honor on a collision course toward a bloody, tragic climax.”—Military History

“A gripping story, full of detail and biography as well as moving combat narrative. This is a page-turner that will entertain and inform the general reader.”—Journal of America’s Military Past

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594161926
Publisher:
Westholme Publishing
Publication date:
01/03/2014
Edition description:
1
Pages:
337
Sales rank:
552,383
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

BEN HUGHES is a lecturer in England. He is the author of Conquer or Die: Wellington’s Veterans and the Liberation of the New World and They Shall not Pass: The British Battalion at Jarama.

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