The Lasting of the Mohicans: History of an American Myth

The Lasting of the Mohicans: History of an American Myth

The Lasting of the Mohicans: History of an American Myth

The Lasting of the Mohicans: History of an American Myth

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It's a betting certainty that most people who pick up this book will know of, or are even fans of, Michael Mann's splendid 1992 movie The Last of the Mohicans. It was one of the big hits of that year, and was seen by millions of people all over the world—an unexpected success, proving that good old-fashioned adventure with a bit extra could still do well at the box office.

But for some readers the Mohicans story will have different associations. For some, it will conjure memories of a TV series, perhaps; or an earlier film version; or maybe one of those comic books that your parents managed not to disapprove of. In fact, Mohicans seems to have passed into the wider realms of culture, as this newspaper cutting nicely captured.

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