Book Signing: David Preston - Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution

David Preston's gripping and immersive account of Braddock's Defeat, also known as the Battle of the Monongahela, is the most authoritative ever written. Using untapped sources and collections, Preston offers a reinterpretation of Braddock's Expedition in 1754 and 1755, one that does full justice to its remarkable achievements. Braddock had rapidly advanced his army to the cusp of victory, overcoming uncooperative colonial governments and seemingly insurmountable logistical challenges, while managing to carve a road through the formidable Appalachian Mountains. That road would play a major role in America's expansion westward in the years ahead and stand as one of the expedition's most significant legacies.
Event date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
185 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History) Cover Image
$18.85
ISBN: 9780190658519
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 1st, 2017

On July 9, 1755, British regulars and American colonial troops under the command of General Edward Braddock, commander in chief of the British Army in North America, were attacked by French and Native American forces shortly after crossing the Monongahela River and while making their way to besiege Fort Duquesne in the Ohio Valley, a few miles from what is now Pittsburgh.