NEW! No Despicable Enemy

By Gavin K. Watt Inc., Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada (2019)

  • 440 pages
  • 6 X 9"
  • Softcover - Perfect Bound
  • Title source: Paraphrasing of Sullivan’s description of the Indians. Sullivan to Washington, Mill Stone, NJ 16Apr79.
  • Cover image: Photograph of Philip Craver by Geoffrey R. Harding, both of whom are members of the recreated Six Nations’ Indian Department, at a 2007 reenactment staged at Newtown Battlefield State Park, New York
  • Cover layout: Chris Armstrong
  • Book design and layout: Jane E. MacNamara, Toronto
  • Illustrations, Photographs (B & W)
  • Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, November 2019
  • ISBN 9781772401424 (softcover)


  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction: A World War
  • Part One: Winter and Spring
    • Chapter One - Defend our Extensive Frontiers
    • Chapter Two - Blunders & Neglects
    • Chapter Three - The Impending Crisis
  • Part Two: Summer and Fall
    • Chapter Four - The Great Man in Canada
    • Chapter Five - Trample Under Foot the Six Nations
    • Chapter Six - The Birds are Still on the Wing
    • Chapter Seven - The Will of the Great Spirit
  • Appendix One: Equipping Natives
  • Appendix Two: Sullivan’s Army
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index


Watt's Books a must-read" King City Sentinel, December 18, 2019 Kathleen Adamson

It is with sadness that I learned of King’s own Gavin Watt’s possible retirement from the intensive process of writing his series on 18th century history of Canada/Upper United States, which have enthralled readers for some time. We look forward to reading his new book, “No Despicable Enemy: 1779” with bated breath!

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Peter Johnson UE, President, Bay of Quinte Branch, United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada - 2019

This lengthy book represents ‘the end of an era’, as author Gavin K. Watt is retiring from further research and writing after an astonishing fifteen books. Recognized as an authority on the American Revolution and the Northern Department in particular, he has been practically in a league of his own. For those who have known Gavin either personally or through his books, there is the sense that this final book should be a special farewell...and it is. ....... As with Gavin’s other books, this one features extensive notes, a fulsome bibliography and an index- all indications of dedicated research. This book demands the full attention of the reader, and that attention given is rewarded amply. As with Gavin’s earlier books, this is another not to be missed.

Mark Pavilons, King City Sentinal, Nov 14, 2019

Watt answers the questing why mount a major effort against the Six Nations in particular? .... In his new book, “No Despicable Enemy, 1779: The Continental Army destroys Indian Territory,” Watt delves into the “incredibly complex,” worldwide conflict of 1779, which had sprung from America’s four-year revolt

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Rolland Miner - 2019

Gavin Watt is one of the foremost writers and experts on the important contributions of the Loyalists who supported the Crown in the war.

Alan Fitzpatrick - 2019

Gavin Watt’s intimate and complete grasp of the American Revolution in the north… is unrivaled; and makes his book a thoroughly compelling read.

Carl Benn - 2019

I am most impressed with the depth of his research and the quality of his analysis of a range of important themes…. As is typical of Mr. Watt’s several books on the revolution, this is a thoroughly researched effort, marked by a mature analysis that corrects many misconceptions and errors and that will remain the standard assessment for years to come

Christian Cameron - 2019

I love the inclusion of these full primary source documents…. The things I’m learning here— fascinating…. This is an excellent history and I wish I’d had it years ago.

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