By Walter D. Edmonds
The bestselling novel in the back of John Ford's acclaimed movie starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna could Oliver.
When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle within the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they paintings tirelessly opposed to the weather to construct a brand new existence. yet while they transparent land and until eventually soil to set up their farm, the photographs of the innovative conflict develop into a rallying cry for either the loyalists and the patriots. quickly, Gil and Lana see their associates decide on facets opposed to each one other--as British and Iroquois forces hurricane the valley, concentrating on someone who helps the revolution.
Originally released in 1936, this vintage novel was once a bestseller for 2 years--second purely to Gone with the Wind--and was once tailored right into a movie in 1939. Now, a few three-quarters of a century later, Drums alongside the Mohawk stands as an excellent account of the majesty of the recent York frontier, the undying rhythms that form a wedding, and the battles of a revolution that will swap the world.
Foreword by means of Diana Gabaldon
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