Written in unvaried sentences and monotonous tone, Mr. Booth's biography of the great dreamer reads like an unweeded, uncut diary. John Sutter's exceptionally adventurous life has been recorded here in detail; the reader will get endless facts, if he is willing to plod through the slow paced narrative. Most time is given to Sutter's efforts to establish a settlement in California, and the dangers he encountered. The author lays his weary pen down shortly after gold is discovered on Sutter's land. Not so clearly written or sharply focused as Glenn Clairmonte's John Sutter of California (1954, p. 445).