I must admit I was not sure what to expect but had ordered the book as I liked the title (!) and also enjoy reading about pioneer days. I was pleasantly suprised and enjoyed this book very much. It is well written and although some of the procedures are explained in perhaps too much detail for a non vetinarian reader the stories of life & characters he meets are very interesting. I hope there will be another book that will tell us how his life progressed over later years and if he remained a bachelor or is he still propping up the bar at the aero club.