“This illustrated history of the Seven Years War fought in North America is an excellent primer for any student of eighteenth century military history. It concisely tells the story of conflict in the wilderness and how the colonists of New France and New England, reinforced by regulars from their mother countries and with their respective Indian allies, made war North American-style.” — Lt. Colonel Ian McCullough, Canadian Forces Former Commanding Officer, The Black Watch Regiment of Canada.
America’s FIRST First World War: The French and Indian War, 1754-1763
About the Book
Now in its fourth printing, this is a fast moving, illustrated account of the French and Indian War; the war that determined what civilization, what governmental institutions, what social and economic patterns would be paramount in North America.
Written from English speaking sources and the British point of view, it is surprisingly fair in representing the French as poorly supplied and supported by their government, greatly outnumbered, yet masters of woodland fighting. The author explains the roles played by the French, the British, the Indian allies on both sides, and by the Colonials with warranted emphasis on Robert Rogers and his Rangers. A year-by-year, campaign by campaign accounting puts the events in perspective.
The author’s research into the role of Roger’s Rangers is amply represented and his personal collection of site photos and paintings is a valuable addition. Recommended to anyone who seeks to know and interpret this important phase of our history.
12 illustrations; 32 photographs; 3 paintings; 2 full color plates; 1 map.
About the Author
Timothy Todish is an independent historical writer, reenactor and consultant specializing in the French and Indian War and the Alamo periods. In particular, he has pursued a lifelong interest in Rogers’ Rangers, the famed company of skilled woodsmen who fought for the British during the French and Indian War. Tim Todish provided background information and was an extra in the 1992 film Last of the Mohicans and also served as the technical advisor in the award-winning History Channel documentary Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest. He has written articles for numerous historical publications and is a regular contributor to Muzzleloader magazine. His other books include The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers and Through So Many Dangers: The Memoirs and Adventures of Robert Kirk, Late of the Royal Highland Regiment.
6 x 9 inches