book reviews


“Adelson’s book is a wholly unique contribution to the historiography of Custer’s Last Stand. His narrative is a harmony of graceful rhythms and epic sadness.  His words linger long after the last page is read.”

— Bob Reece, President
Friends of the Little Bighorn Battlefield

Little Bighorn, Voices from a Distant Wind is a new and inspiring volume on America’s brutal and heroic history.  It combines Steve’s tremendous knowledge of the history of the Little Bighorn Battle and those who fought there, with his masterful storytelling skills.”

— Michael Donahue, Park Ranger
and author of  Drawing Battle Lines

“Interpreters who are really good at their  job, leave their audience thinking more deeply about what they have just heard.  Steve leaves his audience enraptured and wanting more.”

— David P. Harrington, Former Acting  Superintendent
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

“Working with Steve to produce Little Bighorn, Voices From a Distant Wind, has been a delightful, often intense, educational journey. Steve is a stickler for absolute accuracy; I learned a great deal about Custer and the circumstances that created what—to this day—is still so controversial.  Helping an author to birth a new book, especially a first one, is always exciting. Steve’s knowledge of his subject and unique way of presenting it made this project especially rewarding. He was a joy to work with, and his book is truly outstanding.”

— Kathryn R. Burke, Publisher
San Juan Publishing

“The book takes the story to heart with the background of the history as well as Steve’s personal and powerful poetry which paints wonderful visuals through his lyrical wit. I have never met a man so dedicated to the conservation of the true, and often forgotten, aspects of the world and cultures that these men lived and died in during the dark years of the post-civil war era expansionism. It is a wonderful read and truly a first of its kind.”

— Chris Hoffert, filmmaker