The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History by Paul Andrew Hutton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I will say up front in this review that I was unable to finish the book. Attribute some of it to the time in my life when the ministry season is revving back up or to some other factor. I would be one to say that one of my favorite subjects to study in school is/was history. So when I saw that this was an option for a book to review, I was intrigued. For all the excitement that I had for this book, I must say that I was a little disappointed.
First off there are many parts of this book that are interesting and had me turning page after page to keep reading. Yet there were many more places in the book that I just simply lost interest. One thing that the author does an AMAZING job at, is conveying very detailed information on the historical period of the Apache Wars. There were many things that I learned that I never knew, including some of the misinformation that was circulated through the American newspapers during that painted a massacre as a military victory. One downside of having SO much information being communicated in this book, is the fact that I found myself forgetting who was who from time to time, especially whenever it seemed like a new military commander was coming onto the scene every other page.
If you are a DIE HARD enthusiast of history, and you're curious to learn more about this time period of American history, feel free to check this book out. Be warned, it is a long one, but you certainly might be able to get further in it than I did. I could easily see this book become a resource for a college level class on American history for a specific time period research project and/or a supplemental resource that a student would be required to read and write a review on. Luckily for me, I'm not a student having to read it and write a review on it! =)
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