Tom Carpenter reviewed Bozeman Paymaster: A Tale of the Fetterman Massacre in the August 2022 issue of Roundup Magazine.
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“This story of the Fetterman massacre is told from the first-person perspective of Zachary Wakefield, a paymaster’s clerk. The author, a former Army paymaster, uses his experience and historical research to provide a fresh perspective of an event that has been the subject of numerous books, fiction and nonfiction. In chronological order, the story proceeds with historical accuracy and plenty of action. The author provides a satisfying solution to the problem posed by his first-person narrator: How will Zachary survive the massacre? With plenty of interesting and esoteric detail of paymaster duties and a token love story, the story marches briskly in short chapters.”
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I liked the review. I bought the book for my husband, and he thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to reading it soon.
Thank you, Lindsey. I hope you do enjoy the book.