French and Indian Wars

French and Indian Wars

by Francis Russell

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BN ID: 2940151080002
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,980
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Historian Francis Russell, a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard University, is also the author of Adams: An American Dynasty, The Secret War, and The Boss of Boston.

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French and Indian Wars 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great short read covering the French and Indian Wars that plagued the North American frontier for seventy year. The reader is thrust into what life was like for an English frontiersman living on the edge of civilzation. Their life was filled with hardships and the threat of Indian ambushes. Francis Russell goes at great lengths to outline and draw the reader into these hardships. He draws on numerous first hand accounts that the reader is actually there with the countless victims of the French and Indian tactics. Russell analyzes this great conflict from the viewpoint of the colonial Americans and the British soldiers and generals that fought in America. Ultimately this struggle between France and England culminated with the French and Indian War. Russel lacks the detail that Fred Anderson and Walter Borneman write regarding the French and Indian War. His work is one that is short and is meant to be used as a stepping stone for one wanting to uncover facts about the pre-revolution period. A great short read but lacks detail in many aspects when looking at the French and Indian War. It is also unclear where Russell got his sources for some of the first hand accounts. If looking for more detailed books discussing the French and Indian War look for Fred Anderson's Crucible of War. As mentioned before, great short read and is like an introductory book to the pre-revolution and the French and Indian War.
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Loved how much history can be crammed into 100 pages and still be an engaging story. So much detail, yet never boring!
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