The American frontier was a brutal place to live in colonial times. It took years of backbreaking work to carve a farm out of the wilderness only to have it incinerated in the next Indian attack. First, the French provoked the Ottawas, Shawnees, and Delawares against the colonists. Then, Chief Pontiac led an uprising that obliterated white forts and settlements throughout the Great Lakes region. The American Revolution brought a menace of another kind. Tories like Bloody Ban Tarleton and the murderous Butlers burned and pillaged until Patriots with longrifles rose against them. WAR IN THE COLONIES relives those turbulent years when freedom was won with spilled blood and black powder. John Stark, Dan Morgan, and the Overmountain Men are just some of the heroes who shine in these eight stories of grit, glory, and redemption. Accounts of the First Battle on Snowshoes, Bushy Run, Bunker Hill, the Battle of Bennington, the Cherry Valley Massacre, the Battle of King's Mountain, and the Battle of Cowpens are packed with historically accurate details that make the reader feel like he was there. This, the second edition of the book, includes new photographs and improved formatting that enhance the combat action.