This book certainly exposes the many untied knots in our lives. How many places have we been, how many people have we met that have only dissolved into our past? Dee Brown does a great job carrying his characters though an historical context. Like our own personal histories there are so many things that we only touched for a brief moment only to realize later that we can only dream about them later. Brown does an admirable job bringing the reader to this stark realization. All of us have traveling as Ben in our own ways. We will continue to do so. My hat is off to Dee Brown for writing such a memorable story.