“The definitive book on the Battle of the Monongahela”

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“Historian David Preston has written the definitive book on the Battle of the Monongahela. Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution is comprehensive, fast-paced and authoritative.

The best part of the book is Mr. Preston’s minute-by-minute description of the battle on July 9, 1755. His work also contains casualty lists, eyewitness accounts and a list of local historical sites. Because the fight occurred only 10 miles from Pittsburgh’s Point, many Southwestern Pennsylvania residents are familiar with the basic outline of the story.”

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