Guided by the Country as it Unfolds: Captain James H. Simpson's 1859 Trek Across the Great Basin by Patrick Huntsman
For those interested in Western history, Simpson's account of the approximately 1100-mile round-trip across the Great Basin will be surprisingly rich and edifying. The author relied upon Simpson's journal and states, "I know of few literary works that possess the power and capacity to transport the reader back in time as effectively as does the military journal of Captain James H. Simpson." This is a paperback book with 183 pages.