Okay, don’t be disturbed by the man’s weird stare and ugly hat. While On the Border with Crook is about the Indian fighter General Crook it’s more about the erudite and humorous John Gregory Bourke— the dashing military man and entertaining writer. Invariably the military men of the late 19th century had such enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and good humor under sometimes very harsh conditions you’d have to admire them–but Bourke and Crook were unique in their sincere respect for the Indian.
Published by Adrienne Morris
Adrienne Morris is author of the epic novel The House on Tenafly Road (Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice). “I love classic literary and historical fiction like Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, Laila Ibrahim's Yellow Crocus and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants and aim to give readers sweeping historical tales filled with characters to love, hate and sympathize with.” Adrienne lives on a small family farm with her mini horse and sheep. View all posts by Adrienne Morris