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John Demos

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John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University. His previous books includeThe Unredeemed Captive, which won the Francis Parkman Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Entertaining Satan, which won the Bancroft Prize. He lives in Tyringham, MA.

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The Heathen School
A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
Written by John Demos


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $16.95

The astonishing story of a unique missionary project—and the America it embodied—from award-winning historian John Demos.

Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.&rdquo... Read more >
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The Heathen School
A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
Written by John Demos


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $30.00

The astonishing story of a unique missionary project—and the America it embodied—from award-winning historian John Demos.

Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity and “civilization.&rdquo... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Heathen School
A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
Written by John Demos


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Unredeemed Captive
A Family Story from Early America
Written by John Demos


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $16.00

Nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the Ray Allen Billington Prize

In 1704 a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, abducting an eminent Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams and most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Unredeemed Captive
A Family Story from Early America
Written by John Demos


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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