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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Reiden, January 21, 2012

The Comanches of the Southern Plains were one of the last Indian tribes to be forced off of their land and placed on an Oklahoma reservation. Empire of the Summer Moon tells the story how the Comanches not only fought bravely for the right to continue their way of life, but also managed to briefly push back the advancing line of American settlers. The Comanche tactics were unbearably savage in the eyes of the Anglo-Americans, who failed to realize the guerrilla war they had unleashed upon themselves by settling on the fiercely defended Comanche plains. Instead of taking one side or the other, the author does a fantastic job at helping the reader empathize with all of the clashing cultures that for a brief moment in history, all resided on the same Great Plains.



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