A century ago, Tom Quick was a towering figure in American
lore and legend - a crafty hunter bent on revenge and retribution. In recent
years, his name and exploits have been denigrated, especially in his home
town of Milford, PA. - a victim of modern political correctness.
The author, like so many others in the Delaware Valley,
claims descent from the pioneer Quick family. He wrote this novel as a
tribute to his ancestor at about the same time that he erected a monument
over Tom Quick's remains.
In addition to a lively account of Tom Quick's exploits
during and after the French and Indian War (1755-1763), the author has
also appended a sketch of the Winfield Family, essays on Immortality and
Punishment, an account of Illinois' ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment,
rationalization of commercial crises, and praise for Stanley's recent explorations
of "The Dark Continent."