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Posted May 7, 2012
Every so often an author creates a sold book chock full of excit
Every so often an author creates a sold book chock full of excitement, suspense and an almost romantic view of history. Books that come to mind are The Killer Angels and The Red Badge of Courage. What makes them classics is that they approach history from the personal touch, not from the historical. It would be wrong to classify The Last Camel Charge as mesmerizing, suspenseful, catastrophic or a page-tuner, a can't-put-it-down book. Better to let the reader immerse himself in something special, the love of men for camels, their entrance into the Southwest, their superiority over horses and mules, and their moment of greatness.
Read The Last Camel Charge and all of these terms will present themselves. There will be but one sadness as you read it. That will come when the book is ended and there is finally no more to enjoy. Your adventure into history will have ended and there will be sorrow the Charge is done. And that is when you will again life Forrest Johnson's monumental work and read it again, for it is that kind of book.
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Posted August 7, 2013
Outstanding Book and Excellent Reading Format What more can be s
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What more can be said about this book other than one should purchase it as soon as possible and read it. I found myself completely engrosed into the book, it characters and of course, the camels. This book contains information seldom taught or mentioned in our countires history. In addition, it shows just how the experiment in using camels in our American Southwest almost became a reality, if not for the Civil War. I would recommend this book to anyone, not only to those interested in Military History or Western History. I agree with the previous readers comments regarding the books attributes and its comparison to several of the hits in American Literature. The only problems I found with the book is that it came to an end AND it makes me want to go out and purchase a camel.