The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 73, July 1969 - April, 1970 Page: 417

Book Reviews

men. He is outspoken in his opinion of the individuals involved, ex-
pressing his admiration for Geronimo and his approval of the policies
of General George Crook. Nelson Miles, however, is depicted as a
glory seeker who was concerned only with his own career; and sharp
criticisms are also leveled at the Indian Bureau and the "Tucson Ring."
The important question is whether another account of this cam-
paign is needed. Several useful secondary accounts are available as
are Crook's autobiography and important primary works by Britton
Davis and John Bourke, both of whom served under Crook and par-
ticipated in the debate which followed the surrender. Faulk does
contribute additional material on the role of Lieutenant Charles Gate-
wood who never received recognition from his superiors for convincing
Geronimo to surrender although Britton Davis also called attention to
Gatewood some forty years ago. Although the book lacks a complete
bibliography on the subject, Western history buffs will find it a
thorough and handy treatment and will undoubtedly appreciate Faulk's
forthright judgments regarding the individuals involved.
University of New Mexico RICHARD N. ELLIS
American Military History. Edited by Maurice Matloff. (Washington,
D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969. Pp. xvi+7ol. Il-
lustrations, maps, bibliography, index. $8.oo.)
For several years the Office of the Chief of Military History, De-
partment of the Army, has been involved in a revision of the military
history text used in college ROTC courses throughout the nation.
General editor Maurice Matloff and fourteen of his colleagues have
made a remarkable improvement over ROTC Manual 145-20 (1958)
both in updating the story of army operations through 1967 and in
completely revising the earlier volume. For the first time the general
editorship and chapter authorship is acknowledged. Conspicuous among
its contributors are many who have won praise for their contributions
to the famous OCMH "U.S. Army in World War II" series: Robert
Coakley, Stetson Conn, Charles MacDonald, Matloff, and Charles
Rather than adopting Colonel Emory Upton's favoritism toward
the Regular Army and a bias against the militia, the authors generally
favor the "two armies" approach recently espoused by Russell F. Weig-
ley, which notes the constructive efforts of both regular and reserve


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