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  1. French and Indian Wars (American Heritage Junior Library)
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  2. French and Indian Wars (American Heritage Junior Library)

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In the colonization of North America, Great Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Sweden each sought a share. By the eighteenth century, only Great Britain and France remained as rivals for the heart of the continent. Three times, beginning in 1690, warfare arose between New France and New England. Settlements were destroyed, and armies clashed, yet nothing was settled. Each country regarded the Ohio Valley as its own. A small skirmish in 1754 touched off a war that spread to Europe, then to Africa, Asia, and even to islands in the Atlantic and Pacific. The fate of North America hung in the balance. This conflict, the Great War for the Empire, may well be called the first of the world wars. Here, award-winning historian Francis Russell brings to life the vast panorama that formed the background for this struggle in which the English redcoats fought side by side with American colonists against French soldiers and their Indian allies.

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Russell rendering of the French and Indian Wars from loses little of its readability in the 41 years since it was published.
Covering the entire period of warfare from the Schenectady Massacre to the final fall of Quebec to Wolfe this book will excite you particularly if you are from New England and wondered where the names of such towns as Shirley (Governor William) and Pepperrell (Sir William) and Amherst (Lord Jeffrey) came from.
From the epic battle on snowshoes to the bloody capture (and equally bloody escape)of Hannah Dustin to the adventures of a young George Washington Francis Russell paints a vivid picture of the series of conflicts that lead to both the American Revolution and the English expansion into the Ohio and beyond.
This book is from 1962 and if you are politically sensitive the occasional reference to indians as savages might offend, however considering the tactics including the slaying of children in front of their mothers by slamming their heads... Read more
One hears so often about the indifference of Americans to history. If true (and I think it no more true than of any other people), this is the ideal antidote.

The four wars (portrayed in all their American phases) were of course part of a vast worldwide struggle that extended from India to the Carribean, from Poland to Detroit. The wars are of course:

King William's War (in Europe known as the War of the League of Augsburg or alternatively, the Nine Years War);

Queen Anne's War (in Europe known as the War of the Spanish Succession);

King George's War (in Europe known as the War of the Austrian Succession); and the decisive

The French and Indian War (in Europe known as the Seven Years' War).

These wars largely determined:

The future of North America above Mexico as a continent in which English custom, law, political system (including tradition of civil liberties), religion, and language would be... Read more
The French and Indian Wars is one of many volumes from the American Heritage Junior Library. This series is an introduction to key events and people in American history. This volume is a fast-moving narrative of the four conflicts fought over North America between Britain and France and their Indian allies; these four conflicts were known as King William's War, Queen Anne's War, King George's War, and the French and Indian War by the English colonists. The French and Indian attack on Schenectady in 1690, the Deerfield Massacre of 1704, the harrowing journey of captive Mary Ingles in 1755, and the British victory at Quebec in 1759 are among the many topics covered in this concise yet informative book. The book also provides brief profiles of George Washington, William Johnson (an English trader who won support of the Iroquois), Edward Braddock, Jeffrey Amherst, James Wolfe, Marquis de Montcalm, and Robert Rogers. The contrast of wilderness warfare with the traditional style of... Read more
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