Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Arthur H. Clark Company (30 Mar. 2009)
By: David E Wagner (Author)
Lt. Col. Richard Irving Dodge’:s journals, written with utter candor for his eyes only, are the fullest firsthand account we possess of Gen. George Crook’:s Powder River Expedition against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, which culminated in Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie’:s resounding destruction of Dull Knife’:s forces on November 25, 1876. Editor Wayne R. Kime, with his customary flair, has transcribed the journals from Dodge’:s pocket-size notebooks and has provided a pertinent introduction and well-crafted, thoroughly illuminating annotations.Dodge’:s journals will clearly prove useful to specialists in U.S. -Indian relations and the Great Sioux War, but they will also appeal to a variety of readers because of Dodge’:s lively style and his range of subject matter. With vigorous intelligence, he describes such topics as General Crook as a military leader and strategist, the merits of infantry versus cavalry against the Plains Indians, the effects of subzero weather in Wyoming on a large army far from its sources of supply, and of course, the elusiveness of military glory.