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By Elizabeth B. Custer

"Mrs. Custer writes simply, good, and apparently, for anyone who want to recognize what it intended for a military officer's spouse to march, tent, and continue to exist the plains, in these days, now not a long way long past yet now long gone endlessly, while coaches stuffed where of railways, buffalos roamed undisturbed, savages had their means with tourists, and place of abode, to not say exploration, used to be an adventure of continuing pleasure and peril." -The Literary global

"It was once part of our heritage that has no parallel; and it's lucky that of the few girls who participated in it there has been one sufficiently proficient within the paintings of expression to provide us its imperishable photograph. certainly, Mrs. Custer unites an strange variety of the traits that make reliable writers. She has a great experience of humor....She has the paintings of a dramatist in best as much as a problem and whilst concealing it until the final second. the tale of the army execution in Texas is hence instructed with consummate skill....She can painting a personality - witness that of Eliza - with powerful originality, and but with ideal naturalness. She is familiar with how a lot of camp gossip to offer, and what sort of to suppress. She has the infrequent tact to inform with ideal delicacy many of the attribute yet tough incidents of a coarse lifestyles, which a regular author might both make vulgar or steer clear of altogether. She has patriotism with out narrowness, wit with out bitterness, and an abounding sympathy with every thing noble within the diversified humanity that fills her pages....Her husband is her hero, and it isn't on my own the female part of her readers that would be led by means of those however breezy and considerate chapters to fall in love with the 'boy general.' whether it is actual that the second one ebook is the very best try out of authorship, we have now the following a triumph in literary artwork; for all of the characteristics that gave 'Boots and Saddles' a unexpected and extra special luck look heightened during this quantity, and a few are right here that barely seemed in that booklet in any respect. it truly is instantly fascinating as an leisure and important and precise as history." -The Dial

"It is one in every of Mrs. Custer's most sensible books, and will be very favorably in comparison together with her 'Boots and Saddles.'" -New Outlook

"A new quantity by way of the writer of 'Boots and Saddles,' giving exciting sketches of lifestyles at the plains with common Custer. shiny images of the vicissitudes and perils of a frontier life, image descriptions of buffalo looking and Indian combating. attention-grabbing personality sketches. an enthralling quantity graphically written....An intensely attention-grabbing and instructive volume." -The booklet purchaser

"Mrs. Custer was once a willing observer....The narrative abounds in shiny description, in fascinating incident, and provides us a practical photo of adventurous frontier life." -Boston Advertiser

"Mrs. Custer's e-book is a capital ebook of experience, even if in warfare or peace." -Daily information

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