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A Few Acres of Snow: The Saga of the French and Indian Wars

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"Leckie is a gifted writer with the ability to explain complicated military matters in layperson’s terms, while sustaining the drama involved in a life-and-death struggle. His portraits of the key players in that struggle . . . are seamlessly interwoven with his exciting narrative." –Booklist"As always, [Leckie] describes the maneuvers, battles, and results in telling detail with a cinematic style, and his portraits . . . are first-rate."–The Dallas Morning News"Leckie’s accounts of battles, important individuals, and the role of Native Americans bring to life the distant drama of the French and Indian Wars."–The Daily Reflector

With his celebrated sense of drama and eye for colorful detail, acclaimed military historian Robert Leckie charts the long, savage conflict between England and France in their quest for supremacy in pre-Revolutionary America. Packed with sharply etched profiles of all the major players–including George Washington, Samuel de Champlain, William Pitt, Edward Braddock, Count Frontenac, James Wolfe, Thomas Gage, and the nobly vanquished Marquis de Montcalm–this panoramic history chronicles the four great colonial wars: the War of the Grand Alliance (King William’s War), the War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War), the War of the Austrian Succession (King George’s War), and the decisive French and Indian War (the Seven Years’ War). Leckie not only provides perspective on exactly how the New World came to be such a fiercely contested prize in Western Civilization, but also shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French–and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way.

Synopsis:

"Leckie is a gifted writer with the ability to explain complicated military matters in layperson's terms, while sustaining the drama involved in a life-and-death struggle. His portraits of the key players in that struggle . . . are seamlessly interwoven with his exciting narrative." -Booklist"As always, [Leckie] describes the maneuvers, battles, and results in telling detail with a cinematic style, and his portraits . . . are first-rate."-The Dallas Morning News"Leckie's accounts of battles, important individuals, and the role of Native Americans bring to life the distant drama of the French and Indian Wars."-The Daily Reflector

With his celebrated sense of drama and eye for colorful detail, acclaimed military historian Robert Leckie charts the long, savage conflict between England and France in their quest for supremacy in pre-Revolutionary America. Packed with sharply etched profiles of all the major players-including George Washington, Samuel de Champlain, William Pitt, Edward Braddock, Count Frontenac, James Wolfe, Thomas Gage, and the nobly vanquished Marquis de Montcalm-this panoramic history chronicles the four great colonial wars: the War of the Grand Alliance (King William's War), the War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War), the War of the Austrian Succession (King George's War), and the decisive French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War). Leckie not only provides perspective on exactly how the New World came to be such a fiercely contested prize in Western Civilization, but also shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French-and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way.

About the Author

ROBERT LECKIE is the author of over thirty books on military history, including George Washington's War: The Saga of the American Revolution, None Died in Vain: The Saga of the Civil War, and most recently, Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II.

Table of Contents

Partial Table of Content:

A CONTINENT IS DISCOVERED.

Christopher Columbus.

The Colonizing Contest Begins.

PRELUDE TO WARS.

Samuel de Champlain.

War in the Wilderness.

King Louis XIV of France.

Iroquois Revenge and King Philip's War.

WAR OF THE GRAND ALLIANCE, 1688-1697: (KING WILLIAM'S WAR).

Count Frontenac.

Frontenac and the Fur Trade.

Canada the Quarrelsome.

Sir William Phips Wins and Loses.

WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION, 1701-1714: (QUEEN ANNE'S WAR).

Anne Succeeds William.

WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION, 1740-1748: (KING GEORGE'S WAR).

The "Milishy" Take Louisbourg.

SEVEN YEARS' WAR, 1756-1763: (FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR).

George Washington.

Defeat and Death of Braddock.

Washington: Patriot, Planter, Politician.

Retribution.

Selected Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471390206
Author:
Leckie, Robert
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Leckie, Robert, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Military history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes index.Bibliography: p.369-371.
Series Volume:
106-361
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.19x6.04x1.07 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Leckie is a gifted writer with the ability to explain complicated military matters in layperson's terms, while sustaining the drama involved in a life-and-death struggle. His portraits of the key players in that struggle . . . are seamlessly interwoven with his exciting narrative." -Booklist"As always, [Leckie] describes the maneuvers, battles, and results in telling detail with a cinematic style, and his portraits . . . are first-rate."-The Dallas Morning News"Leckie's accounts of battles, important individuals, and the role of Native Americans bring to life the distant drama of the French and Indian Wars."-The Daily Reflector

With his celebrated sense of drama and eye for colorful detail, acclaimed military historian Robert Leckie charts the long, savage conflict between England and France in their quest for supremacy in pre-Revolutionary America. Packed with sharply etched profiles of all the major players-including George Washington, Samuel de Champlain, William Pitt, Edward Braddock, Count Frontenac, James Wolfe, Thomas Gage, and the nobly vanquished Marquis de Montcalm-this panoramic history chronicles the four great colonial wars: the War of the Grand Alliance (King William's War), the War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War), the War of the Austrian Succession (King George's War), and the decisive French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War). Leckie not only provides perspective on exactly how the New World came to be such a fiercely contested prize in Western Civilization, but also shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French-and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way.

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