Books for the French and Indian War reader

Last week I went on about the French and Indian War. This week I’m giving you a reading list on the war, especially how it played out in Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Here are the books I recommend:

Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, by Fred Anderson

The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America, by Colin Calloway

Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America, by Daniel K. Richter

King of the Delawares: Teedyuscung, 1700-1763, by Anthony F.C. Wallace

Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier, by James H. Merrell

The Lenape-Delaware Indian Heritage: 10,000 B.C. to A.D. 2000, by Herbert C, Kraft

Breaking the Backcountry: the Seven Years’ War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765, by Matthew C. Ward

George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French & Indian War, edited by Fred Anderson

Blooding at Great Meadows: Young George Washington and the Battle that Shaped the Man, by Alan Axelrod

Forts on the Pennsylvania Frontier: 1753-1758, by William A. Hunter

Juniata, River of Sorrows: One Man’s Journey into a River’s Tragic Past, by Dennis P. McIlnay

The Indian Wars of Pennsylvania, by C. Hale Sipe

The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania, 1753-1763: Fortification and Struggle during the War for Empire, by Louis M. Waddell and Bruce D. Bomberger

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, by Carl Van Doren

General Benjamin Franklin: the Military Career of a Philosopher, by J. Bennett Nolan

A Frontier Village: Pre-Revolutionary Easton, by A.D. Chidsey Jr.

Bethlehem of Pennsylvania: The First Hundred Years, 1741-1841















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