• “A rich, sensitive, and inspiring portrait of our collective past in all its majesty . . . a thinking person’s Western . . . an alive and vibrant epic tapestry of America’s adolescence.” 

    The Press-Enterprise
  • “Brilliant . . . a picture of America in the grip of expansionist fever and the Civil War.” 

    Library Journal
  • “A sweeping historical drama . . . described with precision and unflinching verisimilitude. Gordon writes with the skill and patience of a good doctor . . . powerful.” 

    The New York Times Book Review
  • “A good read, and a refreshing approach to the frontier.” 

    Kirkus Reviews
  • “What a book! It’s a joy to read. Noah Gordon has given those of us who like good, strong, warm-hearted novels a wonderful gift.” 

    Tony Hillerman
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