The French & Indian War, or the Seven Years' War
I have always been drawn to the first world war, the one that began in a remote glen in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1753 and by its end changed the look of the world in 1763. It sets up the American War of Independence, the decades of war between Britain and France -- in many ways, the modern age itself. For many years I have attended as a vendor the annual seminar of the Braddock Road Preservation Association at Jumonville, very nearby where George Washington ambushed a patrol of French soldiers on May 28, 1753 and sparked the world war that followed. On this page I will offer new books and classics, dvds and audiobooks, and any other worthy items of the 18th century that relate to the "wilderness war."