The author makes no excuses for Sheridan’s later ferocity to resistant Plains Indians who refused to dwell in reservations, but he also gives us a balanced picture of how he came to support the tribes, particularly against greedy government bureaucrats, and to preserve the breathtaking natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park from the developers of the day.
In all, this book is a readable, informative and, in parts, exciting portrait of a complicated but ultimately heroic figure from our not-so-distant past.
James Srodes’ latest book, “On Dupont Circle,” was published last August by Counterpoint.
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times
House Republicans who are critical of the federal health care law have written to more than a dozen companies, including top insurers Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield, to ask if President Obama’s top health official tried to solicit funds from them to support the overhaul.