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A few acres of snow : the saga of the French and Indian Wars

Author: Robert Leckie
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1999.
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The title of the book comes from a quotation from Voltaire, and "Leckie's sweeping account shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French--and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leckie, Robert.
Few acres of snow.
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1999
(OCoLC)607200733
Online version:
Leckie, Robert.
Few acres of snow.
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1999
(OCoLC)631045245
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Leckie
ISBN: 0471246905 9780471246909
OCLC Number: 39739622
Description: vii, 388 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A continent is discovered --
ch. 1. Christopher Columbus --
ch. 2. !Tierra!!Tierra! Land! Land! --
ch. 3. The colonizing contest begins --
pt. 2. Prelude to wars --
ch. 4. Samuel de Champlain --
ch. 5. War in the wilderness --
ch. 6. Champlain founds new France ch. 7. King Louis XIV of France --
ch. 8. The kingdoms and their colonies --
ch. 9. Iroquois revenge and King Philip's war --
pt. 3. War of the grand alliance, 1688-1697 (King William's War) --
ch. 10. Count Frontenac --
ch. 11. Frontenac and the fur trade --
ch. 12. James II, king; William III, usurper --
ch. 13. The martyrs of new France --
ch. 14. Canada the quarrelsome --
ch. 15. The sun king and the war of the Grand Alliance --
ch. 16. Frantenac returns, renews border war --
ch. 17. Heroines of both frontiers --
ch. 18. Sir William Phips wins and loses --
pt. 4. War of the Spanish succession, 1701-1714 (Queen Anne's War) --
ch. 19. Anne succeeds William --
ch. 20. Borders aflame again, Quebec debacle --
pt. 4. War of the Austrian succession, 1740-1748 (King George's War) --
ch. 21. The "Milishy" take Louisbourg --
ch. 22. George II, British colonies explode --
pt. 6. Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 (French and Indian War) --
ch. 23. George Washington --
ch. 24. Defeat and death of Braddock --
ch. 25. Acadian agony, western slaughter --
ch. 26. Pitt takes charge, Montcalm arrives, Lord Howe killed --
ch. 27. Washington : patriot, planter, politician --
ch. 28. "Clip and cut, and rob the King" --
ch. 29. Quebec I: before the battle --
ch. 30. Quebec II : the battle and betrayal --
ch. 31. Retribution.
Responsibility: Robert Leckie.
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The title of the book comes from a quotation from Voltaire, and "Leckie's sweeping account shows us exactly why we speak English today instead of French--and reminds us how easily things might have gone the other way."--Jacket.

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