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White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery, and Vengeance in Colonial America

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Stephen Brumwell

"A fast-moving tale of courage, cruelty, hardship and savagery." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette7/10/05    "A fine book that offers a rewarding read to scholars and laypeople alike. It deserves a wide audience." --New York History, Fall … see full wiki

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Author: Stephen Brumwell
Publisher: Da Capo Press
2 reviews about White Devil: A True Story of War, Savagery,...
review by . September 04, 2005
An excellent telling of not only Rogers St. Frances raid, but of the events around it.    As always the fog of war is the most interesting part of the story. Amherst got much credit for taking Ticondaroga after the first attack failed, but in fact the French had withdrawn the bulk of their forces. Thus the place names in my area of Massachusetts.    The book relies on both written records and oral tradition of Indians to tell the tale. It also does an excellent …
review by . August 26, 2005
I was impressed with this work from the first page. I admit to being one of those who, while aware of this period in our history, actually knew little of it and the impact it had on future events. What little I have read tended to be "soap box" history, that is, work that tried to make either the English or French or Native Americans into either saints or complete animals. This book gives us a rather different slant and pretty well makes the point that "times were hard then." I feel this work goes …
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