The Last Camel Charge

The Last Camel Charge

The Untold Story of America’s Desert Military Experiment

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101561607
  • 384 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult

Overview

In the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. Army was on the verge of employing a weapon that had never before been seen on its native soil: a cavalry mount that would fare better than both mules and horses in the American Southwest…

Against the Mojave in the Arizona Territory, against the Mormons in Utah Territory, during the early stages of the Civil War, the camel would become part of military history and a nearly forgotten chapter of Americana.

This is the true story of that experiment and the extraordinary group of people who it brought together. The Last Camel Charge gives them their due as a vital piece of American history.

INCLUDES PHOTOS

Praise

“A fascinating portrait of the American West during its formative and most exciting period…Johnson reaches deep into the essence of how America came to be.”—Bevin Alexander, author of Sun Tzu at Gettysburg
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