George Montague Wheeler: The Man and The Myth
Place Published: Athens
Publisher: Swallow Press / Ohio University Press
Date Published: 1993
Book Id: 32820
122pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are very lightly rubbed. The spine is just a little bit rolled. The fore and bottom edges of the text block are mildly soiled. In a near fine dust jacket, with gentle rubbing.
From the dust jacket- "Dawdy's research was done mainly at the National Archives during the years she lived in the Washington area. All War Department papers relating to Wheeler's explorations from 1869 to 1879 were examined and many of them copied. They tell a far different story from that told by Wheeler in his early reports and his final report which appeared in 1889. Likewise so do the field notes of G. K. Gilbert, Wheeler's chief geologist, and a recent Indian rights case filed by the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona claiming compensation for minerals extracted by mining entrepreneurs, including some in Wheeler's Maynard District that were located by Wheeler and various members of his expedition in 1871."