Mohawk Baronet: A Biography of Sir William Johnson

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Syracuse University Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
A reprint of Lord of the Mohawks (Little Brown, 1979). Originally published by Harper in 1959. Among Flexner's credentials are a National Book Award (for his biography of George Washington) and, in 1988, the gold medal presented once every ten years by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. This is his biography of an impoverished 18th century Irish immigrant who became one of the wealthiest and most influential Indian leaders in North America. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Foreword to the 19J9 Edition
xv
AN IRISH IMMIGRANT
5
Dark Entry
7
Greenhorns Progress
13
3 A Political Forest
28
PART 2
35
FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS
43
4 The Old French War Begins
45
5 The Siege of Niagara
198
The Fall of Canada
211
PART 3
217
PEACE AND INDIAN REBELLION
222
17 A United Continent
223
Rumors of War and Love
236
9 A Lighted Fuse
247
Pontiacs Conspiracy
256

5 Colonel of the Six Nations
59
A Raveling War
80
7 Sunset at Noon
93
Rider Without a Saddle
108
9 A New French War
124
Death of a Sachem
134
The Battle of Lake George
147
Fortune My Foe
161
3 Leave Hope Behind
176
Haven Past Hope
185
Calmed by the Rattlesnake
269
The World Sir William Made
287
Sir William Draws a Boundary
312
The Inevitable Hour
332
The Drowned Lands
348
Acknowledgments
357
Source References
369
Index
389
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A National Book Award Laureate; Recipient of a Special Pulitzer Prize Citation; Winner of the Society of American Historians' Parkman Prize, the Gold Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for "Eminence in Biography

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