ashes in the wilderness a novel by william g schofield
ashes in the wilderness a novel by william g schofield
ashes in the wilderness a novel by william g schofield
ashes in the wilderness a novel by william g schofield
ashes in the wilderness a novel by william g schofield
ashes in the wilderness a novel by william g schofield
ashes in the wilderness a novel by william g schofield

Ashes in the Wilderness : A novel by William G. Schofield

Regular price $ 31.00 $ 0.00

Philadelphia : Macrae-Smith Company, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. 317 pages ; 22 cm. $2.50 dust jacket with heavy wear along the dust jacket edges. Bookplate on flyleaf and owner name written underneath it as well. Pages are age toned and unmarked. Binding is firm.


SELDOM has a young country been faced with graver danger than confronted the early New England Colonists of whom William G. Schofield writes so convincingly in this memorable and absorbing story told against the dramatic and starkly realistic background of the most important of the early Indian wars—King Philip's War. Few braver or more forthright men have ever lived than Ben Church of Duxbury who was called to action by the growing terrorism of the hostile Indian tribes and who, with the assistance of Christian Painter, in love with Martina Randall whose Quaker parents disapproved of him, rallied their neighbors, townsmen and assemblies in their eventually successful campaign against the wily, murderous Meta-comet. Through Church's curious friendship with Flower Girl, a Sakonnet princess, the Colonists were able to enlist the aid of the Narragansetts, a factor of greatest significance in the determination of the war. The author portrays vividly the early set-tlements—Duxbury, Plymouth, Taunton, Middleboro, Providence, Northfield and others too numerous to mention. Much of the incident is based on authentic source material, including Church's own diary, although both Martina and Christian, with whose romance the novel is largely concerned, are wholly fictional.

This is a story that could have been written only by an American who feels deeply about his country—an America that has always been willing to make the supreme sacrifice—not for conquest—but for freedom.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

There have been few dull moments in William Schofield's career since his first newspaper venture at the age of ten when he edited the Edge-wood (R. I.) News, a paper which was promptly suppressed because it featured a gossip column that dealt none too charitably with some of the town's best people. In due time he was graduated from Cranston High School and entered Brown University where he was a frequent contributor to various campus publications, College Humor and the Providence News. He left college in 1930 intending to go to France, but landed instead in New Orleans where he earned money by stevedoring, writing newspaper features, working in restaurants and even singing in anightclubb. There followed a brief jaunt to Mexico before the depression set in during which time he sold automobiles, rode freights, washed windows and worked in garages—anything and everything that would provide a square meal and a place to sleep. He came back to New England on a freighter and after working in New Bedford and Bridgeport for a business equipment firm he went to Cape Cod to help found and write for the Cape Cod Colonial. From there he went to the Providence Journal-Bulletin which he left two years later to go to the Boston Herald where he has been sticking close to the rewrite desk in addition to doing special features. He was married in 1934, has two youngsters, Elinor Jean and Michael, and makes his home in Waban, Massachusetts. As Ashes in the Wilderness was being prepared for publication, Mr. Schofield was momentarily expecting a commission in the Armed Forces.

 

Q: What are your shipping rates and do you ship overseas?

A: Free Shipping for U.S. buyer. Yes, we do ship worldwide and the price is $25 no matter how many books you buy. Head over to our Shipping page under the link column for further detail.

Q: Can you send me additional photographs of the book?

A: We are always happy to provide additional photographs of the book when a customer request them. Just send us an email via the contact us page.

Q: how do you ship your book? UPS, FedEx or USPS?

A: We primary use USPS but if requested we can ship with FedEx or UPS.

Q: How long will it take for my book to arrive?

A: In general, shipping will take about 3-5 business days within the United States.

Q: What are your return policy?

A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further detail about return and refund on our return page under the link column below.

Q: What payment method do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.

We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.


More from this collection

By continuing to browse our site, you accept the use of cookies. Learn more
Accept