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On the Border with Crook: General George Crook, the American Indian Wars, and Life on the American Frontier

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The definitive look at one of the most famous American generals of the American Indian Wars.

After serving over fifteen years with General George Crook, John Gregory Bourke, his right-hand man, sat down to write of his time with the legendary US Army officer in the post–Civil War West. On the Border with Crook is a firsthand account of Crooks campaigns during the American Indian Wars. Observant and inquisitive, Bourke brings to life the entire American frontier. In sharp descriptions and detailed anecdotes, he sketched vivid pictures not only of Crook and his fellow cavalrymen but also of legendary Native American leaders such as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Geronimo. Combining strength and compassion, Bourke argues, Crook carved out an important legacy for himself in American history.

On the Border with Crook has long been regarded as one of the best firsthand accounts of frontier army life. More than simply an account of General Crook, Bourke writes with unparalleled detail of the landscape of the Southwest, impressions on the forts and communities in Arizona Territory, and the hardships of frontier service, in addition to the exciting and honest accounts of combat. What is most impressive about Bourkes work is the equal time he gives to both soldier and Native American alike, making On the Border with Crook the essential book for those interested in the history of the American frontier.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781626365438
Author:
Bourke, John Gregory
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Bourke, John G.
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Indian Wars
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

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