- Historic Sites
America Unabridged: The Readers Respond
June/July 2005 | Volume 56, Issue 3
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.