Bill Yenne is the author of a half dozen novels, as well as numerous works of historical non-fiction. Among the latter are many on Western topics. The New Yorker wrote of Sitting Bull, his biography of the great Lakota leader, that it “excels as a study in leadership.” The Wall Street Journal called his Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West “splendid” and went on to say that Mr. Yenne writes with “cinematic vividness.” His fiction work has been praised in Publishers Weekly for its attention to realism. Mr. Yenne grew up in Western Montana where his father was a back country trail guide, and the National Park Service’s trails supervisor in Glacier National Park. He graduated from the University of Montana, and has traveled extensively throughout all of the western states. His travels have also taken him along the entire Lewis and Clark Trail. He has appeared in numerous documentaries, and was recently on camera at the Little Bighorn Battlefield for a television program on Sitting Bull.