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"Parkman...combined faultless research with the narrative powers of a novelist." --Edmund Morris --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The result of over forty years of passionate research, Montcalm and Wolfe is the epic story of Europe's struggle for dominance of the New World. Centuries of rivalry and greed between the great imperial powers culminated in five brutal years of war; resulted in the death of both generals, Louis de Montcalm and James Wolfe; and ultimately sowed the seeds of the American Revolution, fought a scant seventeen years later. A brilliant work of scholarship as well as a riveting read, Montcalm and Wolfe was thought by many, including the author, to be Parkman's greatest work. It is an essential part of any military history collection.
The books in the Modern Library War series have been chosen by series editor Caleb Carr according to the significance of their subject matter, their contribution to the field of military history, and their literary merit. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
They don't make them like they used to and that holds true here. Comprehensive history yet readable and never losing sight of the impact of individuals on the outcome of history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Corrigan
This is a clear and concise explanation of this often overlooked time in American history.Published 5 months ago by Robyn
Great read, learned about the French and Indian war in details I never thought was available,Published 10 months ago by Frank J. Schimberg
You have to be into the FIW to enjoy this. Not for the wanna be'sPublished 10 months ago by richard caldwell
Parkman must have researched nearly all available primary sources and exhaustively footnotes them! Many excerpts are in French, which I can't read much of, but it shows an... Read morePublished 16 months ago by G. Newman
The author did exhaustive research on the subject (check out the footnotes) and provides a great picture of North America at the time the book was written. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John Evanoff
Excellent book and well researched for the time. A good deal of historical information and fascinating for someone who lives close to Canada and spent some education years there. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John Woodhouse