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Smarter in 60 minutes.

Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.

The war gets its name from British colonists’ two primary enemies: the French settlers and the Native Americans who sided with them. The title is a bit misleading, however, as the British also had Native Americans on their side at various points of the war. The conflict goes by "The Seven Years’ War" in Europe because it took place from 1756 to 1763. Britain’s victory solidified the future of the English-speaking North America we know today. However, it also led to the massacre of countless Native peoples throughout North America, as they were caught in the crossfire of this British and French conflict.

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Great Informational Summary!

I really enjoyed this informational audiobook about a struggle that received no attention when I was in school. I was fascinated to learn how this conflict related to the larger Seven Years War in Europe and the coming Revolutionary War. It was interesting to hear the roles some individuals played who would later be pivotal in the Revolutionary War. It wasn’t all dry facts, either, and I enjoyed hearing about the political and personal vendettas of some of the players.
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The narration was good, smooth and well-paced. He did an excellent job with all the complex French names!

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Great Read

The French and Indian War: Seven Years of Continental Crossfire by in60Learning was a good quick read. This was a good book about the Seven Years War between the French and the Native Americans.

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7 Years War

I'm really enjoying these little history lessons. I like even more that you are getting a more real account from various view points and not just one side. If only history had been so interesting and clear in high school, more people would be interested. History is not boring, and one can learn a lot from history and not repeat age old mistakes. However, I remember my lopsided history classes in history being worse than boring and more propaganda. It focused on memorizing dates with limited information about the events, what led to the events, and how it impacted everyone. And, what you did get made one side seem like the "evil bad guys" for trying to protect their homeland from the innocent and wonderful good guys. This 1 hour accounting tells you not only what happened, but what were the motivations behind each groups actions and each groups perspective. I didn't start getting this type of information until college. That's when history got interesting.

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Another learning experience well worth the time

I have listened to several of these titles and can say that the continue to impress me. This work, along with the titles in the rest of the series serve as a wonderful primer for the subject matter given. The information contained in these concise mini-courses is accurate and in just enough depth to give clear understanding of the topic. In that they are only about an hour long they cannot possibly go into all the nuances of the subject, but they serve to open the door for further investigation if the listener is so moved. At the very least you will leave with a better understanding of the subject then when you began. I have also found that the narrators selected for these series do a nice steady job of relaying the information without sounding like a lecture on the material. I would highly recommend these titles to anyone that has even a passing interest or simple curiosity about the topic.

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Another Excellent Learning Tool

Once again, in60Learning gives an excellent learning tool. The book hits the highlights of this historical moment. You can use these highlights to help teach about this monumental moment (read: seven years +) in time. The only thing I didn't like and have become accustomed to is that the references to where information was gathered from wasn't given as often as other texts I've listened to. Overall, it was an easy listen and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to refresh their memory or to know what they should look more deeply into.

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Who Knew?

Maybe we’re under the impression that because it’s called the French and Indian War it really didn’t have anything to do with us. Or since the United States didn’t exist then it had no bearing on our lives. As the book points out, however, if the British (read: many British who would become Americans) hadn’t won the French and Indian War we would all be speaking French right now.

To say this war had no impact on the shaping of the soon-to-be United States of America is completely wrong. You could even say this war and it’s companion conflict the Seven Years War dramatically reshaped not only North America but the world in total. This concise book lays all of that out in an easy to understand manner reviewing the names, places and outcomes of this long forgotten war.

Spend an hour and find out what lead up to the eventual Revolutionary War and America as we know it today.

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A Good read / listen

It's a really good concept - Learn in 60 minutes. I love history both big history & the history of people (little history) .

The French and Indian War: Seven Years of Continental Crossfire is a great example of this.
I listened to this over 2 lunch breaks. and easily absorbed some new facts prompting me to want to learn more on this subject.
I want to listen to more of these.
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Just the Facts

America would not be what it is today if not for the French and Indian War. When the brave Americans fought to maintain westward expansion but then were treated unfairly by the British that was the nail in the coffin for revolt. This book is intentionally short. It gives a brief overview touching on lots of the highlights. This covers 7 years of war, that included many interesting characters, and one future first president. Better than Wikipedia, and shorted than an exhaustive dissertation.

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A quick cause and effect of the global conflict

I used to teach this subject, its rather complex. Especially when trying to analyze multiple Native American points of view. This is an efficient primer on the topic. It definitely peaked my interest as a listener. This would be a great way to gather an understanding of the timeline prior to doing a research paper. Not a great way to study for a test or anything.
Great narration and great pacing. This conflict gets almost no attention in today's classroom and that's a shame. Any one who is less than an expert on this subject would appreciate this little gem.

My only complaint is that this format is quite limiting. I wish there were some companion pdf' of maps that you got access to. Maybe that was too much to ask. I had high expectations and this met them.

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Very informative, easy to understand!

The French and Indian War: Seven Years of Continental Crossfire
By: in60Learning
Narrated by: J. Wesley Price
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
I am a big history nut and have read a lot about this subject but this book made the subject easy to understand. This is one of the best overall coverage of this subject. I liked how it was presented in a simple and easy to understand way. I found the subject very interesting and intriguing and how it really lead to the colonies wanting to be independent.
The narrator is very good and has a nice clear voice. Great job.