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September 01, 2006

George O'Connor, Journey into Mohawk Country

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These are some sketches of the “cover that almost was” for Journey into Mohawk Country. The three Dutchmen, dwarfing a miniature Mohawk River Valley, which was actually merely the strip of hair in some sort of giant slumbering Mohawk. Thank goodness I came up with the final cover idea at the last minute, and everyone agreed there was no contest as to which was better. As my editor later remarked “we were probably being a little too clever for our own good”.

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