New York: Columbia University Press, 1933. Hardcover. Robert P. Patterson's signed copy with his annotations. Patterson was the Under Secretary and Secretary of War under President Franklin Roosevelt and President Harry Truman. The book chronicles the New York frontier struggle during the American Revolution, centering on the British Loyalist officer Walter Butler and his Rangers, noted for their role in the savage attacks on white settlers in the Wyoming Valley massacre and the Cherry Valley massacre.
Contents include: The Valley of the Mohawk, 1752-1769; Butlersbury, Eve of the Revolution; The Loyalist Issues; First Battle Actions, 1776; Spy and Prisoner, 1777; The Caldron in the Hills, 1778; Cherry Valley, 1778; The Long Northwestern Flank, 1779; Red War in the Valley, 1780; "The Winds Have Been Adverse" October, 1781; The Butlers of the Secondary Sources and Romances; and The End at Niagara.
8vo, frontispiece, xxv, 309 pp, illustrations. In the publisher's dark blue cloth spine lettered in gilt. Covers a bit marked. Good + overall. Item #22124