• “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