Drums Along the Mohawk (New York Classics)
I first read this book about 30 or 40 years ago. It was a battered second-hand copy which unfortunately did not last that long, as being one of the best books I'd ever read it finally got even more battered. Its spine cracked and all the pages began falling out with some becoming irretrievably lost. Only recently, having discovered the benefits of buying online, have I finally been able to buy a replacement.
There were two books which were published about the sane time. Drums Along The Mohawk and Gone With The Wind. Each book was received with great acclaim by the public of that time but of the two, Drums Along The Mohawk was considered the greatest and was the also the most popular. So why is the lesser of the two now fondly remembered as a classic and the other all but forgotten? The reason is Hollywood. Both were made into films but while one was given the lavish, epic treatment, told in its entirety, The Drums was instead made into a standard western film of the time, with great swathes of its content cut to fit into what was considered the required length for a western. A great shame.
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|Listening Length||21 hours and 1 minute|
|Author||Walter D. Edmonds|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||22 July 2015|
|Publisher||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
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573 in Movie, TV & Video Game Tie-In Fiction
3,910 in TV, Film & Game Tie-In Fiction
5,062 in Classic Literature
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Drums Along The MohawkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2010
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Drums Along The MohawkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 May 2013
I have long admired the film of this book, one of my favourites, it was interesting to read the book the film was based on. A great book telling the story of the american revolution from the frontier point of view, lots of action with the americans facing the British and hostile indians, loved it.
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Readable HistoryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 December 2010
A side show of American history brought to life I have reread this story several times over many years and it never fails to please
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