Empire of the Summer Moon

 
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"In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all." "S.C. GWYNNE'S EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches." "Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it...  More
 
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After reading a novel about this time period I was still hungry for more information, this book definitely filled that need. For anyone wanting to get a better view of what was sacrificed to make...more

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If you live in Texas, especially central or north Texas, you'll learn a lot about our heritage and a great explanation of one reason Texans are so different from other Americans. Read also Lone Star...more

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Although the subject matter intrigued me, I was less impressed by the actual book that I hoped I'd be. It's solid, and often interesting, but there is far less in it about Quanah Parker -- son of...more

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Although the subject matter intrigued me, I was less impressed by the actual book that I hoped I'd be. It's solid, and often interesting, but there is far less in it about Quanah Parker -- son of captured white woman Cynthia Ann Parker and a... more
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