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"Frank Laumer, with the persistence of lead prosecutor, continued to follow the trails provided in his first book, determined to find the whole truth of the story of Dade's Last Command. And now, with this book we have the rest of the story." "This book will take its place as a front-rank production of research and historical literature." "Buy the book, read it, recommend it; then, shelve it with your best history volumes."
--Florida Historical Quarterly
Frank Laumer's account of the Dade Battle has all the suspense, adventure,and vivid detail that the most avid military history reader could desire. ... The combination of historical analysis and a well-written story commend Laumer's book to both scholars and general readers.
--Journal of Southern History
"Combing letters, diaries, newspapers, and government documents, Laumer provides us with excellent biographical sketches of both the Seminole leaders and their white adversaries. His painstaking research and vivid writing allows us to enter and recreate the world of the Seminoles, officers, and enlisted men." "Laumer's work is a masterful piece of historical detective work."
--Georgia Historical Quarterly