In The War That Made America, Anderson deftly shows how the expansion of the British colonies into French territory in the 1750s and the ongoing Native American struggle for survival would erupt into seven years of bloodshed and unrest spreading from the backwoods of Pennsylvania to the high courts of Europe, eventually overturning the balance of power on two continents and laying the groundwork for the American Revolution. Beautifully illustrated, richly detailed, and utterly compelling, this is the story of how America as we know it today emerged from a series of fractured colonies and warring tribes into a nation ripe for independence, and nobody tells this story better than Fred Anderson.
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"Like the best popular historians, Anderson combines exhaustive research and an accessible prose style in a volume that should help rescue the French and Indian War from historical obscurity." (Publishers Weekly)
A quick moving telling and detailed account of a war that was very important, but overshadowed in our history classes by the revolutionary war. The author presents the many aspects and players of this conflict interesting details including the personalities and battle details that it held my attention well. The author to me seemed an amazing master of the subject!
I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.
Not sure I liked anything the least....this was a solid overview of the French/Indian War. Well researched and providing background on the key players.
This war set the stage for a country on the brink of the revolution. The ending set that up nicely.
There were a ton of French references in this book, he portrayed them well. I thought he did a very good job.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to catch up on this era of history. Hard core history buffs might find it too simplistic but it helped me fill in some gaps on my knowledge of the country during this early era. Well worth the effort.
interesting, fast paces
Sympathy for native americans
Brought to life the history of the French and Indian War. Most interesting to me was the positioning of the Native Americans, French, and British. Also interesting was the lack of knowledge of both the French and British commanders. I highly recommend the book.
First off, sound quality outstanding, the more books I listen to the more I realize this isn't always the case. The history itself is great. I love history and most of this was new information. Highly reccomend this book.
How it showed the French and Indian war led to the American revolution.
Narration was very compelling.
Not that type of subject.
A must listen for students of American history.
Montcalm, but I can't explain why.
I would have liked to, but it was too long. I listened to most of it on a very long drive.
This is a fascinating piece of history that most Americans know VERY little about. It is of particular interest to me because mush of it took place where I grew up, in upstate NY. The narrator mispronounces the name of my home town, Schenectady. It is not that hard to find out the correct way to pronounce it.
This covers a period of history that is touched on in biographies of George Washington and others. However, it is hard to get a perspective on the French & Indian War. You will get that here. However, you will have to concentrate at times and get through a lot of names, places, and numbers. I read lots of histories, and I seek out ones that are more enjoyable.
Yes. This is a great survey of an important part of history largely unknown to my generation.
It's sad that such an important time in our history can be presented in such a boring format. It doesn't help that the reader utilizes a painfully supercilious English accent.
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