"This is the fascinating story of the life of my dear friend, Billy Frank, who is one of the first people I met from Indian Country. He is recognized nationally as an outstanding Indian leader. Billy is a warrior - and continues to fight for the preservation of the salmon."
-Senator Daniel K. Inouye
"Heffernan's conversational writing style moves readers fluidly from the distant past through the turbulent times of the 1960s and the 1970s to the calmer waters of the present."
"The photographs and personal stories alone make it worth an interested reader's time."
-Steven M. Fountain, H-Net, January 2013
"Trova has done a good job getting the reader into the narrative flow of Frank's admirable life; she's not afraid of quoting people who pull no punches."
-Mike Dillon, City Living, July 2012
"Heffernan talked to all the right people to write this book, from fellow Indian rights warrior Hank Adams to Franks's son, Willie Frank III . . . Heffernan caught up with Frank six times for face-to-face interviews filled with candor, insight and patchwork quotes only Frank could knit together."
-John Dodge, The Olympian, June 2012
"Heffernan's biography of Billy Frank, Jr., is a lively and recommended addition to the growing scholarship on Native American salmon fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest and joins Charles Wilkinson's Messages from Frank's Landing (2000) as one of the key books on Frank and his widespread influence....Frank and his allies' voices shine throughout the book, and their vivid anecdotes and vibrant quotations make for a very compelling history."
-Shawn Bailey, Pacific Northwest Quarterly