PositiveBookreporter... [a] skillfully written history ... a great place for readers to begin a study of the subject, which will lead them to other books that are as deeply researched as Guinn\'s. The history of the border between the U.S. and Mexico is a complex issue that remains relevant today as the two nations continue seeking resolution over centuries of disagreement.
MixedThe Dallas Morning News...an uneven, ultimately worthwhile book ... A careful, obviously dogged researcher, he makes this point more often than necessary ... It's in his description of [Wounded Knee] where Jackson shines, delivering the kind of pointed, pared-down commentary that will entrance, even astonish, those readers who've slogged through the excess verbiage of the previous 300 pages ... The rest of the book is never badly written, just unnecessarily dense.