This book was meticulously researched and an interesting enough read.
John Demos has created a very approachable and unusual narrative of dramatic events on the New England frontier in the early 1700's.
It's not a family story, it's the author's interpretation of the story, which to me is far less valuable.
Extraordinary story. Should be required American history class reading.Published 1 month ago by Percival
A haunting story of Indian captivity in colonial times. Have reread this book three times and still have strong emotions concerning the ransoming and especially the adoption of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles McCall
An interesting, well-researched story; but for this reader, much too much conjecture. The words perhaps, maybe, probably , could, likely, abound much too much. Read morePublished 5 months ago by adeamus
Demos gets us into the thoughts, as much as possible from the existing record, of Puritans, Indians, Catholics, and French, and helps us understand the larger picture of the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary
extremely interesting window into religious, tribal and national factions in early American history, especially conflicts betwee Catholics and PuritansPublished 6 months ago by Louis Mazzullo
I enjoyed the historical background and details of the historical figures involved in these true events. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shirley Monts
Demos combines subjective interpretation with objective historical facts in this account of the Williams family's experience of the French and Indian raid on Deerfield in 1704, but... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shirley Miller
I didn't think a book about getting kidnapped could be dry, but the sheer amount of names and dates bogs down an otherwise interesting story. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Meghan klassen