America's First First World War: The French and Indian War, 1754-1763

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9780943604114: America's First First World War: The French and Indian War, 1754-1763

This is a fast moving, illustrated account of the French and Indian War; the war that determined what civilization, what governmental institutions, what social and economic patterns would be paramount in North America.

Written from English speaking sources and the British point of view, it is surprisingly fair in representing the French as poorly supplied and supported by their government, greatly outnumbered, yet masters of woodland fighting. The author explains the roles played by the French, the British, the Indian allies on both sides, and by the Colonials with warranted emphasis on Robert Rogers and his Rangers. A year-by-year, campaign by campaign accounting puts the events in perspective.

The author's research into the role of Roger's Rangers is amply represented and his personal collection of site photos and paintings is a valuable addition. Recommended to anyone who seeks to know and interpret this important phase of our history.

12 illustrations; 32 photographs; 3 paintings; 2 full color plates; 1 map.

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...an excellent summary and analysis of the war that settled English dominence of the North American continent. It is difficult for present-day Americans to imagine this country as French, but as Todish describes this conflict it was, ... a "near run thing". ... Like Rogers, this author (like many re-creators) sees straight to the heart of the matter. And this author is much more readable by today's standards than Rogers. ... a splendid capsule of America's first, First World War. -- Living History Magazine, Fall 1983

The book is that rare combination - absorbing, yet scholarly. While you are anxious to see what happens next, each year of the war starts with a brief analysis of what the leaders hoped to accomplish that year, and by what strategy. The important part played by Roger's Rangers is shown in much detail...There are interesting side-lights, even a ghost story known on both sides of the Atlantic. -- The Backwoodsman, Jan/Feb 1984

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Published by Suagothel Productions Ltd. Gra (1982)
ISBN 10: 0943604117 ISBN 13: 9780943604114
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