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A good basis., 25 May 2007
I purchased this book as part of a special edition volume alongside two other books in this series; 'The French and Indian War' and 'The War of 1812'.
I find the Essential Histories series generally to be very readable, presenting a balanced and even-handed account of events, and this is no different. However, my only criticism is that they tend to be short and don't go into extensive detail, instead forming a general narrative of causes, events and the aftermath.
Consequently, I would recommend this book as a basis for further reading on the subject to give the reader an initially grasp of the conflict, but not to anyone knowledgeable on the period.