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Crazy Horse: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)

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Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure in American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day. This superb biography looks back across more than 120 years at the life and death of this great Sioux warrior who became a reluctant leader at the Battle of Little Bighorn. With his uncanny gift for understanding the human psyche, Larry McMurtry animates the character of this remarkable figure, whose betrayal by white representatives of the U.S. government was a tragic turning point in the history of the West. A mythic figure puzzled over by generations of historians, Crazy Horse emerges from McMurtry’s sensitive portrait as the poignant hero of a long-since-vanished epoch.

Synopsis:

Stripping away the tall tales to reveal the essence of the brilliant warrior-hero Crazy Horse, the author captures the poignant passing of an era and offers a vibrant new understanding of the mythic man and what he stood for.

About the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-one bestselling novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove and The Last Picture Show. He lives in Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143034803
Author:
Mcmurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - Native Americans
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Oglala Indians
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Crazy Horse
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.08x5.18x.46 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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