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King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict (Paperback)
King Philip's War--one of America's first and costliest wars--began in 1675 as an Indian raid on several farms in Plymouth Colony, but quickly escalated into a full-scale war engulfing all of southern New England.
At once an in-depth history of this pivotal war and a guide to the historical sites where the ambushes, raids, and battles took place, King Philip's War expands our understanding of American history and provides insight into the nature of colonial and ethnic wars in general. Through a careful reconstruction of events, first-person accounts, period illustrations, and maps, and by providing information on the exact locations of more than fifty battles, King Philip's War is useful as well as informative. Students of history, colonial war buffs, those interested in Native American history, and anyone who is curious about how this war affected a particular New England town, will find important insights into one of the most seminal events to shape the American mind and continent.
About the Author
Educated at Brown and Harvard, Eric B. Schultz is the chairman of an information logistics company. Over the last decade, reconstructing the history of King Philip's War has taken him to sites, historical societies, and book archives all across New England. He lives in Massachusetts.
Michael J. Tougias is the author of numerous books including The Finest Hours, which was recently adapted into a feature film starring Chris Pine. He lives in Massachusetts.
A riveting narrative style that captures the horror and tragedy of the struggle.
A valuable narrative history and a wonderful guide...this book will appeal to both academic scholars and general readers.
— Patrick Malone, author of The Skulking Way of War