John Mahon provides colorful detail not only of battles and leaders but also of problems of ‘military organization, Florida population, Seminole culture and history, and the life and character of the leading Indians'. Mahon's book is well-researched, informative and makes clear that the Second Seminole War is beyond a doubt one of the most dramatic episodes in history. Considered to be one of the best overviews of the Second Seminole War, Mahon has vividly depicted the origin, progress, and conclusion of the war demonstrating how complex the political situation was for the Seminoles. One need not be a student of military and Indian affairs to appreciate the depth of knowledge made available, Mahon has provided an excellent bibliography to develop an even greater foundation for future reading .
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