Books by Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson, professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the author of Crucible of War, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize in 2001. Most


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Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Lucid and swift-moving. With luck, Anderson's book will awaken interest in a critically important period in colonial history that, he laments, is about as familiar now as the Peloponnesian War."
"Even the most complete victories can sow the seeds of reversal and defeat for victors too dazzled by success to remember that they are, in fact, only human": a smartly written history of the Seven Years' War in America. Read full book review >
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Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"History in an ironic key, timely and provocative."
Imperialists? Who, us? Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 11, 2000

"A scholarly book artfully written for general readers who seek a rousing, epic yarn and the best sort of history. (90 illus., 9 maps)"
Characters come brilliantly to life, and events, some awful and unbelievable, are vividly painted in this important and beautifully written history. Read full book review >