This was a really good book. The story is breathtaking in its historical details and the emotional tolls that Mr. Mueller goes through on his journey from
Prussia to America, (and even through America) are
riveting and enjoyable. Part Immigrants tale, part Western I think that the
author did a fantastic job of weaving all the different viewpoints and
characters to create an exciting tale.
Mr. Mueller leaves
after time served in the military to make a life for himself in the USA. He relies
upon skills learned in his home country to get by and starts expanding upon those
as he moves deeper into the American west. The people he meets all touch his
life in one form or another.
The fact that the author is Mr. Muellers grandson brings a personable feel to this story. Even though it states in the foreword that this is a work of fiction, I am wondering just how much of this might very well be true?