The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War

Version: Unabridged
Author: Fred Anderson
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: History, North America, Europe, Americas, Military
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: January 2006
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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Apart from The Last of the Mohicans, most Americans know little of the French and Indian War-also known as the Seven Years' War-and yet it remains one of the most fascinating periods in our history. In January 2006, PBS will air The War That Made America, a four-part documentary about this epic conflict. Fred Anderson, the award-winning and critically acclaimed historian, has written the official tie-in to this exciting television event. 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

Author Details

Author Details

Anderson, Fred

Fred Anderson, professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the author of <I>Crucible of War</I>, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize in 2001. Most recently, he was the coauthor of <I>The Dominion of War</I>.