Guns at the Forks is a special reissue commemorating the 250th anniversary
of the French and Indian War. In a spirited, intelligent, and informative
history, O’Meara tells the story of five successive forts, particularly
Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, and the dramatic part they played in
the war between 1750 and 1760.
O'Meara describes Washington’s capitulation at Fort Necessity,
Braddock’s defeat at the Monongahela, and Forbes’s successful campaign
to retake Fort Duquesne. Although most of the action in the book
takes place at the strategically important forks of the Ohio, where
present-day Pittsburgh stands, O’Meara’s narrative relates the two
forts to the larger story of the French and Indian War and elucidates
their roles in sparking a global conflict that altered the course
of world events and decided the fate of empires.
Paperback, 6" x 9", 280 pages $22.95