"Hoffer writes with a rare lucidity and vividness, and with a rare compassion as well. He makes the actors in this perplexing drama as comprehensible as they are ever likely to be."--Michael Zuckerman, author of Almost Chosen People and Peaceable Kingdoms
Probably the best book I have ever read on the Salem Witch Trials. (and I've read my fair share).
Well written, informative, and interesting. Read more
I'm a law student and found that this book explained the true-to-life history of the trials well without using too much legalese, or going too far into the weeds with the minutiae... Read morePublished 17 months ago by thebostonlady
Nothing new, also departs from a historical understanding of witchcraft and the causes of the New England hysteria. Does not account too much for the causes of the hysteria.Published 20 months ago by W.A.P. Thompson, Jr.
good book gave me answers about my 7th great grandmother
i would recomend it to my family to read