Old Forts of the Great Lakes


This fascinating book traces the development of Great Lakes forts from the 1600s to the American Civil War.  The French, British, and Americans built military forts and established fortified trading posts and missions.  Barry gives dramatic background, showing the forces that led to the building of the forts and sometimes to their destruction.  He compellingly describes campaigns and battles.  He gives us such colorful historical figures as Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac, Sir William Johnson, Chief Pontiac, Robert Rogers, and Anthony Wayne.