A historical novel and love story of King Philip’s New England war to drive the colonists out of America.

Until I Have No Country

by Michael J. Tougias

Wampanoag warrior Tamoset has joined the great tribal leader Philip (Metacom) in a war to drive the colonists out of New England. He leaves his wife and child to fulfill his tribal duty on the warpath, which changes his life forever.
Quinna, a beautiful Nipmuck woman, watches as Tamoset’s sacrifices and sees the changes he undergoes as the war rages on. She is independent and strong-willed, following a path of her own as her world is turned upside down.
Colonist John Homer fights to protect the farm he has carved out of the wilderness. Through a twist of fate his life collides with Tamoset’s and Quinna’s with consequences no one can foresee.
A historical thriller and love story, with dramatic re-creation of terrible battles, Until I Have No Country is a sweeping novel of King Philip’s Indian War. True to historical facts this is a unique tale of war’s casualties and personal sacrifices. Tamoset’s journey is both unforgettable and inspiring.

ISBN 978–1-938985-32-4 • 5.5 x 8.5 paperback • 258 pgs • $16.95

UntilIHavNoCntry“Tougias brings history to life. He has drawn in beauty and put it on paper” —The Boston Globe
CCCCC “Skillfully weaves history, romance and intrigue.” —The Spectator
CCCCC “A very easy read. Helps to put the unfortunate war between the native peoples and the English colonists into better perspective. I highly recommend reading this as well as Tougias’ book about King Philip’s War and Mary Rowlandson’s account of her many months in captivity. Contrary to what I learned growing up, the genocide of the American Indian started in Massachusetts NOT out in the American West.” —Amazon Reviewer

CCCCC “I found myself totally caught up in a delightful and compelling cast of characters embroiled in a wickedly original story line with so many twists, turns and tangles that I couldn’t put the book down. It was an epic read; one that I would recommend to anyone who has any interest at all in the human condition, clinical and forensic psychology, the Vietnam conflict, or the first and second Gulf Wars. Its backdrop is the emotional wound and the excruciating recovery of people deeply scarred by awful events both in combat and at home. It is a story of redemption; of salvation, of heroes being heroes again.”—Colonel Thomas E. Diamond, USAF (Ret)

CCCC A vivid portrayal of the doomed war to oust the new Colonies
“A historical novel with the emphasis on history. Mike Tougias brings to life our first great Indian war by following the actions of two protagonists: One is “King Philip’s” most trusted warrior and friend, the other a colonist from outlying Medfield, Mass. The scene is 50 years after Massasoit welcomed the Pilgrims to Plymouth, when his son Metacom (known to the colonists as Philip) instigates a last ditch war to oust the English colonists. The novel is adept at illuminating the way of life of the Wompanoags and other Algonquin tribes of Southern New England, and illustrates the difficulty of the task they felt compelled to undertake. Historical accuracy is Tougias’ watchword, but he still manages to turn out a fast-paced compelling story. Although the author is more naturalist than novelist, it is hard to tell here as the characters, especially the Wompanoag ones, gain a depth throughout the story.”— Amazon Reviewer

CCCCC “The author has captured all the nuances of the people, politics, illness, grit and determination that flowed through our psychiatric experiences. He shows the overly analytic approach that we thought was helpful…and it was not. He projects a truly genuine love of our veterans and their struggles.”H. Eugene Evans, Ph.D.Reviews

CCCCC “Love this book. I could see a film being made out of it. A fast read. It’s a love story, a war, and about revenge. It also gives accounts on both sides of the war. The Natives and the English.” —Amazon Reviewer
“Tougias captures the essence of the Native American.”—Edith Andrews, former commissioner of Indian Affairs for Massachusetts

About the author

CMPheadsofstateTougiasMichael J. Tougias 
is an award-winning author of over 21 books including co-authoring  the bestselling King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict. 
His book Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea was praised by the Los Angeles Times as “a breathtaking book—Tougias spins a marvelous and terrifying story.” His other true adventure book, Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do in the Blizzard of 78, was selected by the American Library Association as one of the “Top Books of the Year” and described as “a white-knuckle read, the best book of its kind”.  On a lighter note, Tougias chronicled his misadventures at his remote cabin in Vermont in his award-winning book There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse: Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wanna-be.  This book won the Independent Publishers Association Award for the “The Best Nature Book of the Year.” Tougias has lectured to organizations and businesses across the country, and has had features on ABC’s 20/20, Fox & Friends, The Weather Channel, and several other television shows. He has written for the NY Times, Boston Globe and many other national newspapers and magazines. 

Books by Michael Tougias


Other books by Michael Tougias include:
Rescue of the Bounty: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in Super-storm Sandy (co-author Douglas Campbell)

Derek’s Gift: A True Story of Love, Courage, and Lessons Learned (co-author Buck Harris)

The Cringe Chronicles: Mortifying Misadventures with My Dad
(co-author Kristin Tougias)

A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredible Rescue

Overboard! A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival

Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Story of Disaster and Survival at Sea

Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do

The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue (co-author Casey Sherman)

King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict (co-author Eric Schultz)

Quabbin: A History and Explorer’s Guide

The Blizzard of ’78

River days: Exploring the Connecticut River From Source to Sea

Exploring the Hidden Charles

There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe

AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Boston (co-author John Burk)

Media Reviews
“Tougias brings history to life.”—The Boston Globe
“An intriguing tale with intense thrills.” —The Standard Times
“It’s impossible not to bite your fingernails, hold your breath and then breathe sighs of relief as the story unfolds.”—Southbridge News
“Full of action with intense life-and-death scenes, memorable friendships, and touches of romance.  A good balance of Native American and Colonial perspectives.”—The Call
“This novel wins praise–engaging with historical details.” —Newport Daily News