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

Auteur : Robert Leckie
Éditeur: New York : J. Wiley & Sons, ©1999.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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/forme: History
Military history
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Robert Leckie
ISBN: 0471246905 9780471246909 0471390208 9780471390206
Numéro OCLC: 39739622
Description: vii, 388 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contenu: Part 1. A continent is discovered --
Chapter 1. Christopher Columbus --
Chapter 2. !Tierra!!Tierra! Land! Land! --
Chapter 3. The colonizing contest begins --Part 2. Prelude to wars --
Chapter 4. Samuel de Champlain --
Chapter 5. War in the wilderness --
Chapter 6. Champlain founds new France --
Chapter 7. King Louis XIV of France --
Chapter 8. The kingdoms and their colonies --
Chapter 9. Iroquois revenge and King Philip's war --Part 3. War of the grand alliance, 1688-1697 (King William's War) --
Chapter 10. Count Frontenac --
Chapter 11. Frontenac and the fur trade --
Chapter 12. James II, king; William III, usurper --
Chapter 13. The martyrs of new France --
Chapter 14. Canada the quarrelsome --
Chapter 15. The sun king and the war of the Grand Alliance --
Chapter 16. Frantenac returns, renews border war --
Chapter 17. Heroines of both frontiers --
Chapter 18. Sir William Phips wins and loses --Part 4. War of the Spanish succession, 1701-1714 (Queen Anne's War) --
Chapter 19. Anne succeeds William --
Chapter 20. Borders aflame again, Quebec debacle --
Part 5. War of the Austrian succession, 1740-1748 (King George's War) --
Chapter 21. The "Milishy" take Louisbourg --
Chapter 22. George II, British colonies explode --Part 6. Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 (French and Indian War) --
Chapter. 23. George Washington --
Chapter 24. Defeat and death of Braddock --
Chapter 25. Acadian agony, western slaughter --
Chapter 26. Pitt takes charge, Montcalm arrives, Lord Howe killed --
Chapter 27. Washington : patriot, planter, politician --
Chapter 28. "Clip and cut, and rob the King" --
Chapter. 29. Quebec I: before the battle --
Chapter 30. Quebec II : the battle and betrayal --
Chapter 31. Retribution.
Responsabilité: Robert Leckie.
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