King Philip's War: Summary

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Lepore’s chief criticism of the story was that Philbrick based his account of King Philip’s War solely on Benjamin Church’s unreliable narrative. She called his narrative unreliable because Church’s son wrote it well after the war. However, I believe that although Philbrick used Church as a major source, there were several other sources he used to gather information. He amalgamated the stories of multiple people like William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Miles Standish, Massasoit, and Squanto to produce this book. There is no way the author could have amassed all that information from simply one source. It is likely that he used several published and unpublished sources as well to gather information about this “well-documented war of the Colonial

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