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America Unabridged: The Readers Respond

April 2018

I know you’ll receive thousands of caveats about the "10 Best Historical Novels.” The greatest American historical novel is Drums Along the Mohawk , by Walter D. Edmonds (1936; Little, Brown and Company). It is so intense I don’t think I could reread it. Erie Water and Rome Haul by Edmonds, making a Mohawk Valley trilogy, are also absolutely first-rate.