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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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ganeyl, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by ganeyl)
Empire of the Summer Moon was a superb read merging history, clash of cultures, and the drama of the human condition and connectedness.
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CAClark, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by CAClark)
By far the best book I have read in several years. I couldn't bear to pick up anything else after I finished it, so I read it again!
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CAClark, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by CAClark)
By far the best book I have read in several years. I couldn't bear to pick up anything else after I finished it, so I read it again!
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cheeseboy_norm, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by cheeseboy_norm)
Better hang on, 'cause the wild west was never wilder. The westward expansion of our country was messy, outlandish, horrific. Mr. Gwynne gives the reader that which is lacking in many books spotlighting a particular period of time, and that is context. It's the story of the Comanche Indians vs. the Texas pioneers, with all the bravery, honor, stupidity, malice, self interest and unselfish sacrafice that humans are capable of. So much of our western heritage is legend and folklore. After reading this book, you will never view American history quite the same as you did before. And you will be better for it.
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dzilto, September 14, 2012 (view all comments by dzilto)
Pathetic that this type of company would sell something so biased and un-inclusion of the Indigenous people this book is about, in this case the Nʉmʉnʉ, doesn't take that much to do some research into the language they would used to refer to their many different bands or communities S(tupid) C Gwynne. I bet you didn't even consult with any of the tribal members or the Indigenous nations or communities where many of the various bands of the Nʉmʉnʉ now live. Just another stupid book written by another un-reciprocalizing money loving individual, fuckin idiot.
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ISBN:
9781416591061
Subtitle:
Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Author:
Gwynne, S. C.
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Biography-Native Americans
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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Product details 384 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781416591061 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Transcendent....Empire of the Summer Moon is nothing short of a revelation...will leave dust and blood on your jeans."
"Review" by , "In Empire of the Summer Moon, Sam Swynne has given us a rich, vividly detailed rendering of an important era in our history and of two great men, Quanah Parker and Ranald Slidel Mackenzie, whose struggles did much to define it."
"Review" by , "S.G. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon is many things: a thrilling account of the Texas frontier in the nineteenth century, a vivid description of the Comanche nation, a fascinating portrait of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son, the mysterious, magnificent Quanah, but most of all it is a ripping good read. Gwynne writes history with a pounding pulse and a beating heart. In Empire of the Summer Moon he’s given us an epic frontier peopled with real men and women, living and dying and hoping and dreaming at the bloody edge of civilization. I couldn’t put it down."
"Review" by , "Sam Gwynne is a master story-teller and a dogged reporter, and in this book he makes history come to life in a way that everyone — not just students of the Texas myth — will find irresistible. I couldn't put it down."
"Review" by , "Man for man, the Comanches were the fiercest and most resourceful warriors in North America, and they held onto their domain with an almost otherworldly tenacity. In this sweeping work, S.C. Gwynne recreates the Comanche's lost world with gusto and style — and without sentimentality. After reading Empire of the Summer Moon, you'll never think about Texas, or the Great Plains, in quite the same way again."
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