"Marvelous, original…that great, adventurous, little-known side of the Civil War…is all here for the first time: the clash of North and South set in the immense space of the West and peopled with some of the most vivid characters of that vivid time." — David McCullough"Only occasionally does one find such a felicitous pairing of author and subject as in this important new book…. Mr. Josephy again serves justice with his clear-eyed, even-handed scholarship…. The entire era is cast into a different light by this powerfully wrought narrative."
– The New York Times Book Review
"A sweeping and often surprising account of the untold stories of the war between the states." — Los Angeles Times