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Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

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In this compelling narrative, the Seven Years' War -- long seen as a mere backdrop to the American Revolution -- takes on a whole new significance. ... Show synopsis

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Robert J F

The First, First World War

by Robert J F on Aug 9, 2012

This is the preeminent work on the French & Indian War in North America, and informs the reader in a scholarly fashion how this melds into the Seven Years War in Europe and the world. Heavy on scholarship and on complex political, cultural and financial underpinnings of what has been largely ignored ... More

starkadder

The Names of Things

by starkadder on Oct 7, 2009

Fred Anderson's book is a good piece of work. I do wonder at the synopsis though, describing the French and Indian War as being known as "the Seven Years War in Europe". A fascinating assertion. I would have thought the reverse was true. The French and Indian War was thought of as a sideshow. Sorry ... More

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