Friday, January 4, 2008
Over the past year I have been trying to expand my library in the area of colonial/Revolutionary/early Republic period history. Most of my purchases have focused on the War of 1812, particularly the naval aspects, as you might imagine. However, I have also found renewed interest in the French and Indian War (as we refer to it on our side of the pond). I grew up learning about F&I because we lived close to Fort Ligonier. My interest in that period subsided until just recently. This week I received The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson. At under 300 pages this should be a very manageable read that will reintroduce me to the conflict by which I was so fascinated in my youth.