Braddock's March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History

Braddock's March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History

by Thomas E. Crocker
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Braddock's March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History by Thomas E. Crocker

In Braddock’s March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History, Thomas E. Crocker tells the riveting story of one of the most important events in colonial America. Not only did Braddock’s expedition have a profound impact on American political and military developments, this fateful march laid the foundation for the “National Pike,” the major road for westward expansion, launched the career of George Washington, and sowed the seeds of dissent between England and its colonies that would ultimately lead to the American Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594160967
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

THOMAS E. CROCKER is a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm. He lives with his family in Virginia.

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Braddock's March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
IllinoisPatriot More than 1 year ago
Crocker has made extensive use of diaries and journals to build a comprehensive and detailed account of the march of 5000 soldiers, heavily armed, through 800 miles of American frontier wilderness. Strengths of the story are the personal accounts and memoirs of participants, the designation of modern locations to chart the march, and the personal insight that the author adds to build drama and suspense. The only details that are missing, or only slightly addressed, are the anticipation, reactions, and preparations of the French for the attack of the British regulars and American militia.
MemphisRazz More than 1 year ago
Mr Crocker provides a very well written- and easy to follow- history of Gen Braddock's march to Ft Duquesne, to include excellent descriptions of the locations he traveled through- especially Alexandria- and the challenges he faced. He is able to bring this event from the past into the present and in doing so clearly articulates how it set the stage for the American Revolution, which could be said to have been set at the Carlyle House gathering of colonial governors. I strongly recommend it for anyone with an interest in US Revolutionary War history as this clearly lays out how Braddock's March in the French and Indian War is directly linked to the US Revolution. It also highlights some the early military careers of some of the leaders of the American Revolution who would appear on both sides of the later conflict.
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neanderthal78 More than 1 year ago
I've read a few books on Braddock and I feel that this is the best on the market. The previous review does a great job so I won't go into too much detail but I'll add that it really brings the expedition to life. I live close to The Battle of the Monongahela and other Braddock related sites so it also acts a good travel guide to those wanting to see the history first hand. Anyone interested in this story should start here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the book yet. Contact me in a few months.