"A beautiful book of a heroic American struggle."
–David Halberstam in USA Today
"[An] extraordinary, formula-shattering book."
–New York Times Book Review
"A story of sheer human grit that should be read by others as example and inspiration."
–Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
"Absolutely gripping. A sort of suspense novel of the human psyche. . . . It’s beyond good, it’s really extraordinary."
–Walter Kirn, National Public Radio