For readers of the Pathfinders who would like to know a little more about certain aspects of the novels, or are curious about my research, here's the list of most of the books I read while writing these novels of the 18th century New York frontier, grouped by subject. I say most because I invariably forget to log a book now and then. And this list doesn't include myriad websites and trips east via Google Earth and YouTube.
The Pathfinders Series Bibliography
Book 1: The Wood’s Edge dates: August 1757 — July 1776
Book 2: A Flight of Arrows dates: October 1776 — August 1777
French & Indian War/Fort William Henry
CRUCIBLE OF WAR, The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. Fred Anderson. New York, NY; Alfred A. Knopf. 2000.
THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, Deciding the Fate of North America. Walter R. Borneman. New York, NY; HarperCollins Publishers. 2006.
MASSACRE AT FORT WILLIAM HENRY. David R. Starbuck. Lebanon, NH; University Press of New England. 2002.
THE SIEGE OF FORT WILLIAM HENRY, A Year on the Northeastern Frontier. Ben Hughes. Yardley, PA; Westholme Publishing, LLC. 2011.
FORT WILLIAM HENRY 1755—57, A battle, two sieges and a bloody massacre. Ian Castle. Oxford, UK; Osprey Publishing. 2013.
Revolutionary War/Battle of Lake Champlain
REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER, The Birth of American Independence. Joseph J. Ellis. Audio; Books on Tape. 2013
BENEDICT ARNOLD, Patriot and Traitor. Willard Sterne Randall. New York, NY; William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1990
BENEDICT ARNOLD’S NAVY, The Ragtag Fleet that Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution. James L. Neslon. New York, NY; McGraw Hill. 2006
THE GONDOLA PHILADELPHIA & THE BATTLE OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN. John R. Bratten. College Station, TX; Texas A&M University Press. 2002.
REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY, The St. Leger Expedition of 1777. Gavin K. Watts & James F. Morrison. Toronto, Canada; The Dundurn Group. 2002
THE BRITISH CAMPAIGN OF 1777: The St. Leger Expedition. Gavin K. Watt. Bowmanville, Ontario; Mothersill Printing, Inc. 1988
THE WILDERNESS WAR. Allan W. Eckert. Ashland, KY; Jesse Stuart Foundation. 2003.
BLOODY MOHAWK, The French and Indian War & American Revolution on New York’s Frontier. Richard Berleth. Hensonville, NY; Black Dome Press Corp. 2009.
WITH MUSKET & TOMAHAWK, Vol II, The Mohawk Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777. Michael O. Logusz. Havertown, PA; Casemate Publishers. 2012.
WILDERNESS EMPIRE, A Narrative. Allan W. Eckert. Boston, MA; Little, Brown and Company. 1969.
A HISTORY OF SCHENECTADY DURING THE REVOLUTION. Willis T. Hanson Jr. Schenectady, NY; Acme Press. 1974/1916.
A COMPANY OF HEROES, The American Frontier 1775-1783. Dale Van Every. New York, NY; William Morrow and Company. 1962.
FORTRESS AMERICA, The Forts that Defended America, 1600 to the Present. J. E. Kaufmann & H. W. Kaufmann. Cambridge, MA; Da Capo Press. 2004
FORT STANWIX, History, Historic Furnishing, and Historic Structure Reports. John F. Luzader, Louis Torres, Orville W. Carroll. Washington DC; US Department of the Interior. 1976.
LIBERTY MARCH, The Battle of Oriskany. Allan D. Foote. North Country Books; Utica, NY. 1998.
LIFE OF SAMUEL KIRKLAND MISSIONARY TO THE INDIANS. Samuel Kirkland Lothrop.
THE ONEIDA INDIAN EXPERIENCE, Two Perspectives. Edited by Jack Campisi and Laurence M. Hauptman. Syracuse, NY; Syracuse University Press. 1988.
WHITE SAVAGE, William Johnson and the Invention of America. Fintan O’Toole. New York, NY; Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2005.
FORGOTTEN ALLIES, The Oneida Indians and The American Revolution. Joseph T. Glatthaar & James Kirby Martin. New York, NY; Hill and Wang/Farrar, Strause and Giroux. 2006.
PEOPLE OF THE STANDING STONE, The Oneida Nation from the Revolution through the Era of Removal. Karim M. Tiro. Boston, MA; University of Massachusetts Press. 2011.
REBELLIOUS YOUNGER BROTHER, Oneida Leadership and Diplomacy, 1750-1800. David J. Norton. DeKalb, IL; Northern Illinois University Press. 2009.
THE IROQUOIS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Barbara Graymont. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. 1972.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NATIVE AMERICAN BOWS, ARROWS & QUIVERS, Volume 1 Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest. Steve Allely and Jim Hamm. New York, NY; The Lyons Press. 1999
BEYOND THE COVENANT CHAIN, The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800. Daniel K. Richter and James H. Merrell, editors. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press. 1987.
British Army/St. Leger Expedition/Montreal
WITH ZEAL AND WITH BAYONETS ONLY, The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775—1783. Matthew H. Spring. Norman, OK; University of Oklahoma Press. 2008
REDCOATS. Stephen Brumwell. Cambridge, UK; Cambridge University Press. 2002
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BRITISH, PROVINCIAL, AND GERMAN ARMY UNITS 1775-1783. Phillip R. N. Katcher. Harrisburg, PA; Stackpole Books. 1973.
AMERICAN LOYALISTS TROOPS 1775—84. Rene Chartrand. Oxford, UK; Osprey Publishing. 2008.
REDCOAT OFFICER, 1740-1815. Stuart Reid. Osceola, WI; Osprey Publishing. 2002.
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA 1775-1783. Robin May. Reading, Berkshire; Osprey Publishing Ltd. 1974.
THE MILITARY EXPERIENCE IN THE AGE OF REASON 1715—1789. Christopher Duffy. New York, NY; Barnes & Noble Books. 1987.
OPENING THE GATES OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MONTREAL. Phyllis Lambert and Alan Stewart, editors. Cambridge, MA; MIT Press. 1992.
THE BRITISH SOLDIER IN AMERICA, A Social History of Military Life in the Revolutionary Period. Sylvia R. Frey. Austin, TX; University of Texas Press. 1981.
THE AMERICAN PROVINCIAL CORPS 1775—84. Philip Katcher. Oxford, United Kingdom; Osprey Publishing. 1973.
18th Century Medicine
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICINAL PLANTS, A Practical Reference Guide to More than 550 Key Medicinal Plants & Their Uses. Andrew Chevallier. London, England; Dorling Kindersley Limited. 1996.
CULPEPER’S COMPLETE HERBAL. Nicholas Culpeper. Secaucus, NJ; Chartwell Books, Inc. 1985
CONTACTS BETWEEN IROQUOIS HERBALISM AND COLONIAL MEDICINE. William N. Fenton.
ONE CHURCH MANY TRIBES. Richard Twiss.
BOOK OF HOPE. Native American Fellowship.