For more than two centuries, beginning in the 1600s, five peoples — the British, French, Americans, Canadians and Native Americans — fought a series of fierce, bloody battles over the key to the North American continent: the corridor running from Albany to Montreal, dominated by the Champlain valley. Eliot A. Cohen and Josiah Bunting III tell the story of how woodland skirmishes and massacres, frontal assaults and shadowy covert actions shaped America’s approach to geopolitics and war.
Eliot A. Cohen is the Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University and founding director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies. He is the author of Conquered into Liberty. Josiah Bunting III (moderator) is president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, former superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute and the author of Ulysses S. Grant.
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