Tim Lehman is a professor of history at Rocky Mountain College and the author of Public Values, Private Lands: Federal Farmland Protection Policy, 1933-1985.
For interested but uninitiated readers who wish to learn about the topic, this fast moving and well-written survey will be ideal Booklist Written in a flowing narrative, Lehman's book makes for fascinating, if somber, reading. -- Mary Pickett Billings Gazette Even if you've sworn off Custer books, give this one a try. It's a quick and entertaining read, yet satisfyingly thorough. -- Jim Larson Billings Outpost Accessible to lay readers and historians alike, with a far-reaching eye to the conflict's legacy... Highly recommended. Midwest Book Review This beautifully written monograph offers new perspectives on the various causes, consequences, and legacies of the battle... Lehman reminds readers that the stories told about the bloodshed at the Little Bighorn in June 1876 reveal a good deal about who Americans were and what they might become. Choice Lehman's is a well-researched, eloquently presented, attractive narrative that embraces historical matters of great depth and breadth. This is not a book about tactics; it is, rather, a volume that deals with the larger forces of history. Yet Lehman retains a sensitivity to the telling details throughout. -- Ron McCoy Center for Great Plains Studies