"The author is aided in compiling information for it by interviews in the early 1960s with several of the few surviving Rough Riders. . . .As a result, several corrections in details concerning individual members have been possible. At the same time, the author . . .knock[s] down some of the legends descended from the Rough Riders. . .
Mr. Herner never varies from telling his story as though he were looking
over the shoulders of his subjects. . . His description of battle action is
particularly good. And aside from the intimate details he supplies on the
individual members of the Arizona contingent, his most valuable
contribution [is]. . .what went on at the camp at Tampa, Florida, during
the weeks the fighting units were in Cuba." Virgil Carrington Jones,
Journal of Arizona History, Spring 1971.