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Preston has written a great American history book about a well-known but completely misunderstood battle in the environs of today's Pittsburgh (not yet Pittsburgh). It is fast paced, well-narrated, does not presuppose a deep familiarity of the French-Indian War (but nevertheless does not bore & never fails to surprise those of us familiar with it). The work is especially strong in the run-up to the battle, both on the French side & the British/colonial. I bought the actual book for a relative. It is filled with many pictures, illustrations and maps. I found it very helpful to browse through the old-fashioned book a couple of times while in the course of listening. The audio version does not lack, but any military piece like this one is always clarified by having the maps.
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Have read much about the revolution and this account of Braddock's journey adds to the depth of the struggle for the Americas by natives and foreigners alike, laying additional layers to the conflict and lives of those who lived during this epoch. This story was well told and the performance was in line with the sober subject.
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