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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

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M F Hadley, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by M F Hadley)
An excellent account of the great plains warriors fight against the encroaching federales. Love to read about my personal hero Quanah Parker!
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MarkOKC, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by MarkOKC)
Excellent story, it reads like a tale of fiction.
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What a wonderful book - a dramatic part of the American story, beautifully written, vivid, powerful,and compelling, with both savage and brave behavior on all sides. A mesmerizing book.
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ISBN:
9781416591054
Author:
Gwynne, S C
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Gwynne, S. C.
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Southwest
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Subject:
Sam Gwynne; Sam Gwyn; Sam Guinn; S.C. Gwynne; S.C. Gwyn; S.C. Guinn; Comanches; Native Americans; Indians; Summer Moon; empire; tribe; native tribe; Native American trobe; Old West; Cynthia Ann Parker; Quanah; pioneer; half-breed; half-blood; chief; nativ
Subject:
Sam Gwynne; Sam Gwyn; Sam Guinn; S.C. Gwynne; S.C. Gwyn; S.C. Guinn; Comanches; Native Americans; Indians; Summer Moon; empire; tribe; native tribe; Native American trobe; Old West; Cynthia Ann Parker; Quanah; pioneer; half-breed; half-blood; chief; nativ
Subject:
Sam Gwynne; Sam Gwyn; Sam Guinn; S.C. Gwynne; S.C. Gwyn; S.C. Guinn; Comanches; Native Americans; Indians; Summer Moon; empire; tribe; native tribe; Native American trobe; Old West; Cynthia Ann Parker; Quanah; pioneer; half-breed; half-blood; chief; nativ
Subject:
Sam Gwynne; Sam Gwyn; Sam Guinn; S.C. Gwynne; S.C. Gwyn; S.C. Guinn; Comanches; Native Americans; Indians; Summer Moon; empire; tribe; native tribe; Native American trobe; Old West; Cynthia Ann Parker; Quanah; pioneer; half-breed; half-blood; chief; nativ
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8p b-w photo insert
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1 in 19.285 oz

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Product details 384 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781416591054 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Journalist Gwynne tracks one of the U.S.'s longest-running military conflicts in this gripping history of the war against the Comanche Indians on the high plains of Texas and Colorado. The Comanches stood for decades as the single most effective military force on the southern plains; their mastery of horseback warfare and their intimate knowledge of the trackless desert of the plains stymied the armies of Spain and Mexico, and blocked American westward expansion for 40 years. Gwynne's account orbits around Quanah Parker (ca. 1852 — 1911), the brilliant war chief whose resistance raged even as the Comanche, increasingly demoralized by the loss of the buffalo and the American military's policy of total annihilation, retreated into the reservation. Rigorously researched and evenhanded, the book paints both the Comanches and Americans in their glory and shame, bravery and savagery. The author's narrative prowess is marred only by his fondness for outdated anthropological terminology ('low barbarian,' 'premoral' culture). That aside, the book combines rich historical detail with a keen sense of adventure and of the humanity of its protagonists." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A sweeping narrative about the rise and fall of the Comanche, the most powerful and influential tribe in American history.
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