Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
By George Black. Softcover, 548 pages, illus.
In a reinterpretation of the 19th-century West, the author casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, Nathaniel Langford, Ferdinand Hayden and Gen. Phil Sheridan. A groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America's majestic national landmark.
Softcover, 560 pages, illus.