Boots and Saddles: Military Leaders of the American West
A comprehensive history of the personalities, abilities, triumphs, failures and lasting legacies of the leaders who waged the campaigns that would become known as the Indian Wars of the American West.
416 Pages -Trade Paper
Indian Wars of the American West were fought over a period of more than three
decades across a landscape that spanned more than half of the land mass of the
lower continental United States. The leaders of the small army that was sent to
carry out the government’s policies faced formidable adversaries. Tenacious and
aggressive, Native warriors formed what some have called “the best light
cavalry in the world.” The officers who confronted them faced daunting tasks.
Some succeeded brilliantly; others failed utterly. Boots and Saddles: Military Leaders of the American West provides
an encompassing look at the leaders and the battles they fought, often in
conditions notable for difficult terrain and inhospitable climate. This
comprehensive work captures the personalities, abilities, triumphs, failures,
and lasting legacies of the leaders who waged the campaigns of the American
Author: Thomas Phillips