Best known today as the author of The Plains of North American and Their Inhabitants (1877), Dodge recorded his observations and thoughts in volumes of journals, letters, and reports, as well as three popular published books. In this first biography of the soldier-author, Wayne R. Kime describes Dodge's early years, experiences as a writer, and forty-three-year career as an infantry officer in the U.s. Army, and sets his life in a rich historical context.17 Still, more specific complaints and suggestions would be of greater use to Marcy and his colleagues. Most of the ... Winnowing legitimate concerns from the rhetoric was not difficult; the guiding criterion was the good of the service. While theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Colonel Richard Irving Dodge|
|Author||:||Wayne R. Kime|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 2006|