nearly half a century, Fort Pitt stood formidable at the forks of
the great Ohio River. A keystone to British domination in the territory
during the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s Rebellion, it was
the most technologically advanced fortification in the Western Hemisphere.
Early Patriots later seized the fort, and it became a rallying point
for the fledgling Revolution. Guarding the young settlement of Pittsburgh,
Fort Pitt was the last point of civilization at the edge of the
new American West. With vivid detail, historian Brady Crytzer traces
the full history of Fort Pitt, from empire outpost to a bastion
on the front lines of a new republic.
Paperback, 6” x 9”, 192 pages, 2012, b/w illustrations, notes,
index, biblio., $19.99