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Written by John KeeganAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Keegan

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: May 27, 1997
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-74664-5 (0-679-74664-1)
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Spanning more than two centuries and an entire continent, eminent historian John Keegan shows how the vast spaces of North America shaped the wars that were fought on its soil.  From General Wolfe's siege of Quebec to the rout of Custer and his men at Little Bighorn, Keegan takes students on an unparalleled tour of all the battlefields, and introduces them to the men who fought there.  Along the way he shows how Washington was able to overwhelm the British forces at Yorktown, and, nearly a century later, how McClellan was defeated on the Virginia battlefields only miles away, in every case offering the kind of keen insight and narrative power that brings these events to life.  On every page, Keegan combines masterly scholarship with an always objective eye to give students a brilliant reassessment of America's military heritage.

Table of Contents

1. One Englishman's America
2. The Forts of New France
3. The Fort at Yorktown
4. Fortifying the Confederacy
5. Forts on the Plains
6. Flying Fortresses

Quebec Region
New England and the Atlantic States
Union versus Confederacy
The Great Plains