A historical novel about the Seven Years' War, a conflict that shaped a young George Washington decades before the American Revolution. On May 28, 1754, the colonial militia surrounded a party of French-Canadian soldiers. With 15 minutes of rifle fire, the colonists slaughtered the French, then allowed Indian guides to take the corpses' scalps. Observing this grisly scene was a towering young major named George Washington. In the aftermath of the Battle of Jumonville Glen, Washington retreated to Fort Necessity, where he was soon forced to surrender, signing a document claiming responsibility for the assassination of French troops. The result would be the Seven Years' War-the greatest international conflict the globe had ever seen. It would also be the making of a statesman. In this rousing historical novel, Michael Kilian reconstructs the events in Washington's life that led to that pivotal day at Jumonville Glen and molded the man who would create a country.
by Michael Kilian
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