Book Review – The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History


Dr. Paul Hutton has delivered a highly rewarding volume in The Apache Wars; it fully covers the American Apache Wars, revealing many new facts about the characters and agencies involved.

It is well written, making it an entertaining read; but it is also a chilling account of barbarities and the vicissitudes of hard-fought guerrilla warfare. Hutton revisits the old debate regarding the use of Apache scouts by General George Crook, and succinctly points out the fact that his loudest critic and replacement, General Nelson Miles, could not have possibly ended the Apache campaigns without utilizing them. Bravo! Dr. Hutton. Well Done! I have read other of your books and journal articles, and have always enjoyed your style of writing, and the sense of authority I get from your presentation.

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Paul Andrew Hutton is an American cultural historian, award-winning author, documentary writer, and television personality. He is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, a former director of the Western History Association, and former president of the Western Writers of America. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he was adopted at six months of age by an American Air Force couple and was raised around the world, in Germany, England, and Taiwan. The four years he spent in San Angelo, Texas, however, had a profound impact–imprinting a love of all things Western, and most especially the history of the era known as the Wild West.

Ranching, wildlife management, finance, oil & gas, real estate development and management.

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