It is never boring and author Swift's engaging writing style made the pages fly by.
As an avid reader of many baseball biographies, Chief Bender's Burden is at the top of my list as one of the best, well-researched books I have read.
His book is an exciting and informative read that should be of great interest to both baseball fans and students of American history.
Charles Bender is certainly not a well known baseball name, but because he played about one century ago, that is not surprising. Read morePublished 8 months ago by benhat
Unless you (like me) are a hard-core fan of the history of baseball, the story of Chief Bender is one that will likely never cross your path. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Zachary Koenig
I'll preface this review that I am an Oakland A's fan and have been fascinated by the franchise's history going back to its start in Philadelphia. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Brian Maitland
First off, must say that Charles Bender deserves a full-length, heavily and well researched, aimed at thinking adults biography and this is all of those things. Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by J. Hundley
I read Chief Bender's Burden because he is a Hall of Famer and with a great curiousity about why Native Americans would have an interest in baseball at the turn of the 19th into... Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by David Mayo
I've read many baseball bio's. Chief Bender's burden is a good one, but not a great one. We learn about his relationship with Connie Mack, about his youth and early adult life away... Read morePublished on May 8, 2010 by Marc Ranger
Bender's name and statistics are familiar to anyone who has studied the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by Alan M. Silbergeld
As an avid reader of many baseball biographies, Chief Bender's Burden is at the top of my list as one of the best, well-researched books I have read. Mr. Read morePublished on November 26, 2008 by Peter A. Izzo
"Chief Bender's Burden" by Tom Swift is a great story, well written about a Native American baseball player turn of the century into the middle teens of the 20th century. Read morePublished on August 20, 2008 by Mark Warfield