The Last Camel Charge is the true story of an experiment and the extraordinary group of people who it brought together. The author, Forrest Johnson, gives these camels well deserved place in American history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. Army was on the verge of employing a weapon that had never before been seen on its native soil: a cavalry mount that would fare better than both mules and horses in the American Southwest. The camel became part of this nearly forgotten military history against the Mojave in the Arizona Territory, against the Mormons in Utah Territory, and during the early stages of the Civil War. Several interesting photographs are included in this book. Softcover, $16.00 plus shipping and handling of $3.99.