Synopses & Reviews
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.
This is fine writing and suggests once again that history and biography can best be restored by the creative imagination. (The New York Times Book Review) History, both poetic and relevant, at its best. (Los Angeles Times)
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.