"Furtwangler has produced an engaging and idiosyncratic analysis of the Protestant missionaries, one that deserves wide readership. There is much here that is simply wonderful."
-Larry Cebula, author of Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power, 1700-1850
"This is a very impressive book and likely to be a widely consulted and influential contribution to Western history."
-Jarold Ramsey, author of Reading the Fire: The Traditional Indian Literatures of America
"It may be ironic to praise in a written review a book that critiques the dominance of a culture of literacy, but so be it. This is an important work that calls into question fundamental assumptions about the nature of intercultural contact. Anyone interested in US missionary activity should take seriously its central thesis."
"This book is a fascinating essential volume for anyone interested in how the discrepant viewpoints of the early missionaries and the Indians they came to change influenced the eventual imposition of non-Indian culture on the present day Pacific Northwest."
"Bringing Indians to the Book is an engaging and original study of early missionaries in the Pacific Northwest."
-We Proceeded On: The Quarterly Magazine of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
"Arguably the definitive work on its subject..[A] passionate history of ideas and people. It is an exciting and vital work that gets as near to the truth as can be imagined."
-Salem Statesman Journal
"Bringing Indians to the Book offers a thought-provoking glimpse into the minds of nineteenth-century missionaries whose writings left us only glimpses of a world they sought to change but never understood."
-Montana: The Magazine of Western History
"Albert Furtwangler tackles a complicated subject and makes it understandable and a pleasure to read. Bringing Indians to the Book provides a compelling window through which to view the first contacts that took place between whites and Indians in the Pacific Northwest."
-Journal of the West
"This book is a model for demonstrating historical research methods to students. Among Furtwangler's strengths are his persistent self-awareness and self-criticism, his digging into untapped sources, and his ability to find new meanings in old places."
-Oregon Historical Quarterly