John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier
This biography by Albert Hurtado, Ph.D is considered to be the definitive biography of Sutter, mining a wealth of sources to create the first fully documented account of the man and his times. John Sutter explores Sutter’s life in the broader context of America’s rush for westward expansion while plumbing the inner dynamics of this erstwhile empire-builder. This book is paperback and over 400 pages.
This book is a 2019 Staff Pick! Read what Colin has to say:
"Hurtado's comprehensive biography of Sutter doesn't have the final word on his legacy but instead inspires others to further investigate this complicated man on their own." -- Colin