The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War authored by Fred Anderson, professor of history at the University of Colorado, is the companion book to the 2006 PBS television special about the Seven Years War (French and Indian War, 1755-1763). This book is a highly accessible account of the military efforts of the French, the British and the Iroquois Confederacy during the turbulent times in North America. The book contains numerous illustrations, both colour and black and white, and maps presenting readers with short, fast-moving chapters about the war that sets the stage for the American Revolution. Written without notes, the text allows readers to experience the complexity of this time period in clear and informative narrative. The book has an extensive index and is recommended as a fine example of American history that is inclusive of the Six Nations Iroquois presented for a general audience.