Dee Brown is the author of several novels in addition to his nonfiction books, which include Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West, and The Galvanized Yankees.
"This meticulously documented book . . . , based on Army records
and firsthand reports, should stand as definitive. [It] is, by far,
the best account yet of Fort Phil Kearny and the stirring events
that took place. . . . A must for devotees of Western
Americana."-Robert F. Hannon, St. Louis Post-Dispatch --
Robert F. Hannon * St. Louis Post-Dispatch *
"For the first time we have the detailed story of all the little fights that preceded the major disaster. . . . It is one of the best studies that has been made of any sector of the Indian wars."-Don Russell, Chicago Sunday Tribune -- Don Russell * Chicago Sunday Tribune *