Very good story. I especilly liked the way the it was written. Various characters tell the story from their point of view.
The tale of a domineering father of an English family driving his sons to the world of the American West of old. The author's description of War Between the States Battle of the Wilderness is one of the best I've read as are his relationships between the Crow and Blackfeet Nations. The early days of the Missouri River town of Ft. Benton, Montana with its bull whackers, sporting "ladies", gun fights, heavy drinking, buffalo hunting, and an unsolved murder come alive by Vanderhaeghe's gifted pen. Tying all of this high adventure of the old west together is an unforgettable love affair making it a good read.
Enjoyed this historal fiction book.
This is a very good story that is beautifully written. It brings together several very different peoplepostage post Civil War frontier when there was a brutal American wilderness to survive. Nicely done but I would recommend the unabridged version.
Beautifully written book, take it slowly and enjoy the prose. Well-defined characters, complicated plot. Felt like taking a slow train through beautiful countryside.
Great epic story as only Vanderhaeghe can write. You won't be sorry.