They are most interesting, often funny, and always informative. . . . If you already like Lummis, this book is for you. If you don't like him because of his flamboyant writing, try these toned-down reports and you may just end up a convert.
Tramp is really third-hand. . . . If you wish to become acquainted with the real Mr. Charles Fletcher Lummis, read this book.
James Byrkit's masterful introduction to the Letters helps to place Lummis in his role as the Southwest's most ardent turn-of-the-century booster.
Western Historical Quarterly
This editiion is excellent and should be in any and all collections.
Los Angeles Corral
Byrkit's introduction is as important and revealing as the letters themselves. . . . Lummis' 3000 mile trek brought the Southwest to the people through the eyes of this curious and courageous young newspaper man. . . . totally captivating.
Red Rock News