Phillip Hoffman spent 17 years studying every detail of Girty’s
life and times, amassing more than 4,000 computer windows of research.
By exploring microfilm, ledgers, military records, congressional
records, newspaper and magazine articles, and dozens of early American
and Canadian fiction and nonfiction works, Hoffman was able to peel
away the mythic legend that has hidden Girty’s real persona for
two and a half centuries. Hoffman’s dedication to detail, combined
with his superb talent as a storyteller, brings you an intimate
view of the full sweep of early American frontier conflicts, as
experienced by a devoted adventurer whose heart was as much Indian
as it was white.
Paperback, 2008, 400 pages, index and appendix including extensive
genealogy of the Girty family. $24.95.