The early master of the French & Indian War was Francis Parkman who authored Montcalm & Wolfe in 1884. That work was noted for its force and vigor of narrative but retaining American attitudes of that era. The modern master is Fred Anderson who won a Parkman Prize for his Crucible of War. That tome was offered in shorter form as The War That Made America, companion to a PBS special. It is well illustrated with a bibliography including both older and newer Canadian histories.