Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed The War that Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson for the American Revolution Reading Challenge in 2013. Here’s a snippet:
Anderson opens this readable history by underlining the importance of Indians and French in the conflict. The two empires – the Protestant British and the Catholic French – had difficulties over Indians on the frontier. He provides much information about how British commanders failed to understand how to win colonial (and Indian) affections and, indeed, how they drew entirely the wrong lessons from their extended acquaintance with colonials.
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