America's <i>First</i> First World War - Purple Mountain Press



by Timothy J. Todish

Chapter One: War Comes to the Ohio Country: 1753- 1754

"Contrary to the belief of many people, America did not fight her first World War in the trenches of Western Europe in 1917- 1918. The first world war in which America was involved was fought right here on our native soil, with an impact on our nation's history at least as signifigant as that of the 1917- 1918 war....For some seventy- five years, France and England had engaged in a series of generally inconclusive wars both in Europe and North America. The year 1754 marked the outbreak of the last of these conflicts, which would determine once and for all which power would dominate in North America."

"This illustrated digest of the Seven Years War fought in North America is an excellent primer for any student of eighteenth- century military history. It concisely tells the story of conflict in the wilderness and how the colonists of New France and New England, reinforced by regulars from their mother countries and with their respective Indian allies, made war North American- style. Todish is an expert in the small arms, dress and tactics of the day, a reenactor of many years' experience. His penchant for storytelling, but sticking closely to the facts, makes for a high- paced informative style." --Lt. Col. Ian McCulloch, Canadian Forces, Former Commanding Officer, The Black Watch Regiment of Canada.

"Timothy J. Todish has done the impossible...he has improved upin his original version of America's FIRST First World War. Bringing to life original accounts form the French and Indian War, along with recently discovered information regarding key moments in the conflict that would settle once and for all who (England or France) would win the North American continent by force of arms. Readers are given a full understanding of the basic elements that shaped the conduct of the war...from young George Washington at Fort Necessity, to Major robert Rogers' daring raid on St. Francis. It's all here, and more! Written in a style that's rich and vibrant, yet easy to read. No library is complete without a copy of Todish's book." --Christopher Matheney Site Manager: State-House Education and Visitors Center, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio, and Major Robert Rogers, in the History Channel Series Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest.

Timothy J. Todish, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has had a nealry lifelong interest in Roger's Rangers and the French and Indian War. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with degree in Management... Now retired from the Grand Rapids Police Department wityh over 27 years service, Todish works as an independent historical writer and consultant, specializing in French and Indian War and Alamo periods. He provided background information ans worked as an extra in the 1992 movie The Last of the Mohicans, and also served as the technical advisor and appeared as an extra in the award- winning History Channel documentary Frontier: Legends of the Old Northwest. He has also done consulting for such productions as the Learning Channel show Archaeology, and the PBS series Anyplace Wild. Todish has written articles for a number of historical publications, and is on the Special Features staff and is a regular contributor to Muzzleloader magazine. In addition to his books, he has written a number of historical articles for such magazines as The Journal of the Forces of Montcalm & Wolfe, Living History, Smoke & Fire News and F & I War.

124 pages, illustrated, 6 x 9, bibliography, index
$15.00, Paperback--A Purple Mountain Press original

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