My Account My Bookshelf
Cart (0 Items)

Browse
In Theaters
Catalogs
Audio&eBooks
Our Narrators
Our Authors
Bargain Bin
 
Audio&eBook
#
Includes
companion eBook
Over 300 titles


Trusted Commerce

THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA

A Short History of the French and Indian War

By Fred Anderson

Narrated by Simon Vance

Your prices reflect a discount of 20%
     
7 Audio CDs List Price: $34.99    Your price: $27.99
EAN: 9781400101962
Mp3-CD List Price: $22.99    Your price: $11.501
EAN: 9781400151967
Audio Download List Price: $16.99    Your price: $13.59
EAN: 9781400171965
Also available at
Publication Date: 12/29/2005 Running Time: 8 hrs
  • 1Price reflects a sale price of 50% off.

Synopsis

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.

Summary

Marketing

Official tie-in to the PBS documentary

Summary

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 from a series of fractured colonies and warring tribes into a nation ripe for independence-and nobody tells this story better than Fred Anderson.

"Overall, this work is an excellent introduction to a complex, dynamic conflict that set the stage for the American Revolution. Recommended for all libraries."—Library Journal

"Lucid and swift-moving. With luck, Anderson's book will awaken interest in a critically important period in colonial history that, he laments, is about as familiar now as the Peloponnesian War."—Kirkus Review

"Like the best popular historians, Anderson combines exhaustive research and an accessible prose style in a volume that should help rescue the French and Indian War from historical obscurity."—Publishers Weekly

"...(Anderson's) writing is fluid, energetic, and gripping and his exploration of this period in early American history is unforgettable. His book is brought to life in this unabridged audio recording by Simon Vance, a British actor and skilled reader who has recorded more than 200 audiobooks."—Reviewed by Sheldon Ztvordokov, Large Print Reviews

"Simon Vance handles this complex narrative with a stately intelligence...He pronounces the many Native American place names and French-Canadian phrases with ease. Look for a young George Washington, who learns a number of valuable lessons that will serve him well two decades later."—AudioFile Magazine


HISTORYUnited StatesColonial Period (1600-1775)
HISTORYModern18th Century
HISTORYCanadaPre-Confederation (to 1867)
HISTORYGeneral

The War That Made America
 
 

Library Journal Starred Review
MP3 Audio Sample
 
 
©2000-2014 Tantor Audio