Thursday, June 29, 2006

250th Anniversary of the French & Indian War

Yes, not necessarily an anniversary on everyone's mind, but it does commemorate an important event, something that has often been considered the first world war. Fought on several continents, much of this tremendous conflict between France and England took place in this country, often in what is now New York; think of the 1990s film Last of the Mohicans, Fort Niagara, Fort Ticondaroga... Here at the library, among many other titles, we have Fred Anderson's impressive "Crucible of War," written in 2000, an excellent account of the war, E199 .A59 (also available from

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