In May 1725, during a three-year border conflict between English colonists and the Eastern Abenaki Nation, a 34-man expedition led by Capt. John Lovewell set out to ambush their adversaries, acquire some scalp bounties and hasten the end of the warfare. Instead, the Abenaki's staged a surprise attack of their own at Pigwacket, Maine that left more than a third of the New Englanders dead or severely wounded. In this book, Gray revisits the clash known as "Lovewell's Fight" and uses it to illuminate the themes of war, death and memory in early New England. Paperback. 213 pgs.