James L. Haley is the award winning author of Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure Series, including A Darker Sea and The Shores of Tripoli, as well as numerous books on Native American, Texas, and Western history and historical and contemporary fiction. His two biographies Sam Houston (2002) and Wolf: The Lives of Jack Landon (2010), each one the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Passionate Nation: The Epic History of Texas (2006) won the Fehrenbach Award of the Texas Historical Commission. In 2014, he wrote Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii.
" Scores of scholars have grappled with one or more of the contradictory elements of the Red River War of 1874, but only Haley has succeeded. ... At least a half-dozen professional historians may honestly remark upon reading Haley's book that they wish they had written it." -Journal of American History
"A poignant, sweeping canvas of a long forgotten conflict ... colorful, exciting, detailed. Students of the West will relish it."-Hartford Times
"The Buffalo War is excellent history. Meticulously researched and well written, it could well stand as the definitive work in this field. Haley writes with a pleasing and perceptive style." -Montana