Conquered Into Liberty (Paperback)

Two Centuries of Battles Along the Great Warpath That Made the American Way of War

By Eliot A. Cohen

Free Press, 9781451624113, 405pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2012

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Hardcover (11/15/2011)

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"A brilliant history of our least-known wars on our most-ignored frontier--our northern border with Canada" (Los Angeles Times).

Redirecting our attention from the Civil War to the real conflict that consolidated the United States, Cohen describes how five groups-- the British, French, Americans, Canadians, and Indians--fought over the key to the North American continent: the corridor running from Albany to Montreal, known to Native Americans as the "Great Warpath." He explores how a distinctly American approach to war developed along these 200 miles, reintroducing characters we thought we knew--an admirable Benedict Arnold, a traitorous Ethan Allen, and a devious George Washington. A gripping read grounded in serious scholarship, Conquered into Liberty will enchant readers for decades to come.