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repetative, lacking detail, nonlinear time scale,
By A Customer
This review is from: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity (Hardcover)
While a fascinating topic I know little about, this book was very hard to read. It is definitely not for history lovers who want to be introduced to King Philips War and the times around it. Rather, it is for readers who already know all the facts they want to know and who want to read a detailed discussion of the relationship between English colonists and the local Native Americans.
The main theme of the book is interesting, and the author does have a fresh point of view. But she hammers her point so hard she has managed to drive the life out of the book.
The decision to discard a linear time scale in the book was very distracting, especially for this reviewer who was not that well versed in the actual time course of events.
On a positive note, the decision to include direct quotes from writers of the period with intact spelling was a great one, these tidbits into the past are what ultimately make the book worth reading.