Guns at the Forks by Walter O'Meara

Guns at the Forks

byWalter O'Meara

Kobo ebook | June 15, 2005

Pricing and Purchase Info

$28.79 online 
$35.90 list price save 19%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

Guns at the Forks is a special reissue commemorating the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War.  In a spirited, intelligent, and informative history, O’Meara tells the story of five successive forts, particularly Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, and the dramatic part they played in the war between 1750 and 1760. He describes Washington’s capitulation at Fort Necessity, Braddock’s defeat at the Monongahela, and Forbes’s successful campaign to retake Fort Duquesne.  Although most of the action in the book takes place at the strategically important forks of the Ohio, where present-day Pittsburgh stands, O’Meara’s narrative relates the two forts to the larger story of the French and Indian War and elucidates their roles in sparking a global conflict that altered the course of world events and decided the fate of empires.

Title:Guns at the ForksFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 15, 2005Publisher:University of Pittsburgh PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822971283

ISBN - 13:9780822971283

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews