Fred Anderson is professor emeritus of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of five books including The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000 with Andrew Cayton. Called “a magnificent accomplishment” by Andrew J. Bacevich in his Washington Post review, the book was named one of the best books of 2005 by the Washington Post and a 2005 Book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement.
Fred also is the author of The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War, published as a companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name. Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Jay Winik called the book, “a rich, cautionary tale about the unpredictability of war.”
His earlier book, Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, was the winner of three prizes: the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the Colorado Book Award and it was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Non-Fiction. And his first book, A People’s Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years’ War was published by the University of North Carolina Press for the Institute of Early American History and Culture and was awarded the 1982 Jamestown Prize as best first book in early American history.