"Stewart convincingly shows in this first-rate, evenhanded biography that Tom Walsh does deserve a pedestal. Coloradans should enjoy this book, and for exploitive, overpaid executives it should be required reading."
The Rocky Mountain News
"Stewart paints a picture of Walsh as a shrewd businessman who loved mining but would only engage when it made financial sense....a quick, insightful read."
Joshua C. Hall, Beloit College, EH.NET
"Stewart has given us a portrait of a man who took different paths and, for a short time, made his world a better place for all who were a part of it."
Terrence Delaney, Montana: The Magazine of Western History
"For anyone interested in widening their knowledge about the history and social impacts of Colorado mining in the late-nineteenth century, or curious about the trajectory of an ambitious and fortunate immigrant who succeeded in the mineral West, this book has many interesting ideas to contribute."
Kent Curtis, Western Historical Quarterly
"Stewart follows his subject with the passion and insight of Sherlock Holmes...The story is enhanced by a fine selection of photographs, which helps to further illustrate Walsh and his times."
Duane A. Smith, 2008 Mining History Journal