by Francis Parkman (1884, 1897 ed.)
Quite possibly the greatest war story ever told. Too few Americans are familiar with the French and Indian War, and how close France came to winning it. After three generations of conflict between French and British settlers of North America, the war (started by George Washington in the wilds of Virginia) ended in a massive musket volley outside the walls of the fortress city of Quebec.
Europe in the 18th Century; Disputed claims in North America; Conditions in the colonies; Conflict for Acadia; Mission of Washington; Fort Necessity; Braddock''s Expedition; Removal of the Acadians; Dieskau and Johnson at Lake George (1755); Oswego (1756): Partisan warfare - Rogers; Fort William Henry (1757); Vaudreuil and Bigot - corruption, fraud and patronage; Pitt commits to victory; Wolfe captures Louisbourg (1758); Abercrombie repulsed at Fort Ticonderoga; Bradstreet takes Fort Frontenac; Forbes captures Fort Duquesne; Siege of Quebec (1759); Niagara; Amherst secures Lake Champlain; Rogers visits St. Francis; Heights of Abraham; Death of Wolfe and Montcalm; Fall of Quebec; Battle of Ste.-Foy; Fall of Canada (1760); Peace of Paris (1763).
"A masterpiece of military history and the first authentic, full, sustained, and worthy narrative of these momentous events and extraordinary men " - Publisher''s advertisement, 1902
Originally published in 1884, this special PDF edition faithfully preserves the landmark 1897 edition in its entirety. Presented in portrait mode, this colorful and masterfully-crafted eBook is fully-searchable and fully-printable. Parkman was a meticulous researcher, and diligently footnoted every fact and passage. Each of these footnotes appears on the same page on which it is referenced (there are hundreds of important footnotes which have been deleted from subsequent editions). (4.03Mb, 555pp; 11 appendices)
Additional material, including maps, photos and other documents supporting "Montcalm and Wolfe," as well as substantial additional materials related to North America in the colonial period, are hyperlinked to www.FrancisParkman.com