"[Braddock's march] would be remembered as a triumph of engineering and logistics-- an awesome victory of man over nature-- had it not ended in a bloody military defeat... Both Braddock's epic march and subsequent destruction are brought to life by Thomas E. Crocker in "Braddock's March," his impeccably researched account of an important but largely forgotten chapter in American history.... Mr Crocker has done his job with all the thoroughness-- and none of the dryness-- of a professional historian....He also has an excellent eye for his characters, capturing them in a few choice pen strokes. ...It all adds up to a stirring tale with an impressive supporting cast."
"Thomas Crocker has written an important book. Braddock's March is the story of how the defeat of a powerful army sowed the seeds of the American Revolution. It recounts the logistical nightmare of mounting a campaign across an ocean and deep into a dense and nearly impenetrable frontier.... Braddock's March fills in a lot of historical gaps in much the same way that Jeff Shaara's Gone for Soldiers does. Both books provide an interesting look into the formative years of people who would find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict twenty years later.... This book provides terrific insights into the early motivations and causes of the American Revolution and the circumstances leading up to it. It's a very good book."