Hornung put nearly 40 years into studying New Mexico’s answer to the Texas Rangers, and the result is the first book to cover the Mounted Police.
The remarkable amount of information is dulled by organizational problems and a herky-jerky flow. Yet, this is an important contribution to Old West history. And the foreword is priceless—written by the last of the Mounted Police, Fred Lambert, prior to his death in 1971. His advice to Hornung: “Tell the truth, my friend. Tell it like it was with no dime novel heroics.” Fred, your pal was true to your charge. —Mark Boardman