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

White Devil

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

Paperback Published: 6th March 2006
ISBN: 9780306814730
Number Of Pages: 336

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In North America's first major conflict, known today as the French and Indian War, France and England-both in alliance with Native American tribes-fought each other in a series of bloody battles and terrifying raids. No confrontation was more brutal and notorious than the massacre of the British garrison of Fort William Henry--an incident memorably depicted in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. That atrocity stoked calls for revenge, and the tough young Major Robert Rogers and his "Rangers" were ordered north into enemy territory to take it. On the morning of October 4, 1759, they surprised the Abenaki Indian village of St. Francis, slaughtering its sleeping inhabitants without mercy. When the raiders returned to safety, they were hailed as heroes by the colonists, and their leader was immortalized as "the brave Major Rogers." But the Abenakis remembered Rogers differently: To them he was Wobomagonda--"White Devil."

Mapsp. 8
Prefacep. 11
Conflict and Coexistencep. 22
Making Reputationsp. 56
The Ranging Way of Warp. 97
Amherst and Wolfep. 132
Chosen Menp. 157
Search and Destroyp. 183
Retreat and Pursuitp. 206
Reward and Retributionp. 238
Endingsp. 263
Notesp. 283
Appendicesp. 311
Dramatis Personaep. 320
Acknowledgementsp. 326
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780306814730
ISBN-10: 0306814730
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1