Title: Braddock at the Monongahela
Publisher: Univ. Of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh Pa
Publication Date: 1977
Illustrator: Illustrated in Black & White
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Type: Pennsylvania History
Silver dollar sized embossed owner's stamp on title page. DJ has crease mark on bottom front edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008953
Synopsis: A rare combination of documented fact and good storytelling, Ill-Starred General is the biography of a much maligned man from one of history's most vital eras. The career of Edward Braddock began during the court intrigues of Queen Anne and George I, gained momentum in continental military campaigns in the early 1750s, and ended abruptly in the rout of his American army near present-day Pittsburgh in 1755. This highly acclaimed biography reveals the man-and the politics-behind his defeat, one of the major setbacks to British imperial power in the American colonies.
On July 9, 1755, an army of British and American soldiers commanded by Major General Edward Braddock marched toward a major western outpost held by the French, confident of an easy victory. Suddenly, they were attacked by a much smaller force of French and Indian fighters-Braddock's army was destroyed, its commander fatally wounded, and supplies and secret papers were lost to the enemy. Paul E. Kopperman has used all of the known eyewitness reports of Braddock's defeat-some never before printed-to present an exciting critical account of this definitive battle in the French and Indian War. Braddock at the Monongahela is a synthesis of in-depth analysis of primary source materials, thoughtful evaluation of previous studies on the subject, and Kopperman's own persuasive interpretation.
Product Description: A vivid and provocative account of the surprising military defeat suffered by General Edward Braddock's army at the hands of French and Indian fighters at Fort Duquesne in 1755.
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