A grand book -- history -- biography -- thriller -- Americana. The history of the Apache wars in the Southwest from 1835-1886. Specifically the story of John Clum, Apache Agent on the reservation, from 1847 up to the point where the interference of the Army and of politics drove him to resign. A whole period of the American frontier races through these pages. The style is dramatic, vivid, easy. Told by two members of the family, steeped in the traditions of their people, and revealing the contrast between the confident friendliness during their relative's regime -- and the mishandling of the Indians thereafter. Sell to anyone who likes authentic American material -- real Western stuff -- good adventure.