Massacre on the Merrimack: Hannah Duston's Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America (Hardcover)

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Bestselling author Jay Atkinson's Massacre on the Merrimack is a riveting true story of murder, captivity, revenge, and escape, set against the fiery backdrop of the French and Indian war. Told with narrative skill and exquisite historical detail, this nearly incredible tale examines the period in American history when French Catholicism vied for control of the frontier with English Protestantism, and the bloody deeds of Hannah Duston--who escaped her Native American captors and returned to her settlement of Haverhill, Massachusetts, with a collection of scalps--passed into legend.

About the Author


Jay Atkinson, called "the bard of New England toughness" by Men's Health magazine, is the author of eight books. Caveman Politics was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program selection and a finalist for the Discover Great New Writers Award; Ice Time was a Publishers Weekly Notable Book of the Year and a New England Bookseller's Association bestseller; and Legends of Winter Hill spent seven weeks on the Boston Globe hardcover bestseller list. He has written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, Portland Oregonian, Men's Health, Boston Sunday Herald, and Boston Globe magazine, among other publications. Atkinson teaches writing at Boston University and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. He grew up hearing Hannah Duston's story in his hometown of Methuen, Massachusetts, which was part of Haverhill until 1726. He lives in Methuen, Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493003228
ISBN-10: 1493003224
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English