"This book is the first to look at this 'Corps of Discovery' for what it was, a military expedition 'rooted in the traditions and restrictions of the U.S. Army dress and decorum'. I recommend it highly."
William L. Brown III, Historian, NPS, Harper's Ferry
"I received your book yesterday...Marvelous, absolutely marvelous!!! The size, artwork, color and Michael's incredible talent, just marvelous!!!...Bob, your book...is simply astounding, wonderful, great. It is impressive..."
Sherman Fleek, Ret. U.S. Army
"There is now important literature for Lewis and Clark. To understand the Expedition as a military enterprise, its preparations and to seek information on period military clothing, there is a new authoritative book that is a must read!..."
Donald L. Hastings, Jr., Expedition historian
"This new book...will help replace the myth that all the men on the expedition were dressed in buckskins. The Corps of Discovery was not a bunch of backwoods men who looked like Fess Parker in their cookskin caps and tricorn hats, trying to look like Daniel Boone...You will not find the TV version of Lewis and Clark within these pages...Take a long look at this book, it is destined to become a classic among the volumes of books written about the Lewis and Clark Expedition."