Major Robert Rogers of the Rangers is not only one of the most famous
men to come out of Colonial America, he is also one of the most
This book, reprinted from the rare 1769 Dublin edition of his Journals,
allows the major to tell portions of his life in his own words.
To supplement his accounts, numerous annotations have been added
by Timothy Todish to give a broader picture of the events described.
Most are from eyewitnesses, or at least contemporaries of Rogers.
Later secondary sources are used sparingly. Occasionally an annotation,
or series of annotations, are used to present tyhe background for
the action. Gary Zaboly's wonderful original illustrations, along
with his well-written captions, add an invaluable dimension to this
edition. They also fill in some gaps in his life that are not specifically
covered in the text of the Journals.
341 pp., 2002, paperback, illustrated, $29.00.