This book remains a classic on the infamous defeat of General Edward
Braddock along the shores of the Monongahela River in his attempt
to displace the French from the Forks on the Ohio (Pittsburgh today).
The credits to the book read in part, "An original and important
The scholarship is of a high order, and the writing has both clarity
and style. It is the best analysis yet of the source material on
Braddock's defeat. It gathers together for the first time all the
known eyewitness accounts of the defeat, including several that
were previously unpublished or untranslated.” These first person
accounts are what create, in part, other narrative books on the
A great, in depth book with most interesting entries from both British
and French persons directly involved in the engagement.
322 pp., 1977, paperback, $27.95.