"A remarkable journey from Hollywood to Monument Valley and into the past as Frankel digs into American cultural history, unearthing some gold... A thoroughly researched, clearly written account of an obsessive search through the tangled borderland of fact and fiction, legend and myth." - "Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"In brillaint pursuit of truth in the territory of American myth, Glenn Frankel has created his own masterpiece of nonfiction storytelling."--David Maraniss, author of "When Pride Still Mattered" and "They Marched Into Sunlight" "Glenn Frankel's magisterial work of American history and cultural analysis is so adventurously researched and approached with such passionate engagement that it penetrates deeply into our national psyche. With empathy for both sides in a terrible conflict that tore our land apart and still haunts our conscience. Frankel's splended book, written in prose so vivid that it thrusts us body and soul into the psat of frontier Texas and 1950s Monument Valley, finds in this heartbreaking saga nothing less than the story of America."--Joseph McBride, author of "Searching for John Ford"
"Readers who were thrilled by S.C. Gwynne's "Empire of the Summer Moon" will be equally fascinated by Glenn Frankel's masterful book, which widens the story of Cynthia Ann Parker into the twentieth century and into the colliding currents of history and myth. Frankel is so good - as a historian, film critic, biographer, and riveting storyteller - that he creates in "The Searchers" a blazing synthesis of dramatic narrative and scholarly insight."--Stephen Harrigan, author of "The Gates of the Alamo" and" Remember Ben Clayton"show more