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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

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Écrit par S.C. Gwynne

Raconté par David Drummond


Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Écrit par S.C. Gwynne

Raconté par David Drummond

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15 heures
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Sep 20, 2016
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9781508229568
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Description

S.C. Gwynne's New York Times bestselling historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West is now available from Encore for the first time and at a great low price.

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 listeners may be more familiar with the names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun.

The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne's exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads-a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being.
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Sep 20, 2016
ISBN:
9781508229568
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À propos de l'auteur

S.C. Gwynne is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Rebel Yell and Empire of the Summer Moon, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent most of his career as a journalist, including stints with Time as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor, and with Texas Monthly as executive editor. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife.


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  • (4/5)
    Well written and contains some great information about the land and the people.
  • (3/5)
    Don't particularly care for the narrator's style but the book isn't bad. Sometimes repetitive and rarely touching quanah himself until the last third of the book, it's still a good history of Texas Indian affairs .
  • (3/5)
    An awesome book but the narrator really takes you out of it. He's too stiff. It reminds me of having Siri read back something. Plus a little research on his part would have been nice. One thing in particular, the Llano Estacado is pronounced Yano. Not lano.
  • (5/5)
    Well written history is a delight. McKenzie dired with frontal lobe dementia due to sequels of his head injury.
  • (5/5)
    Facts not stories shed light on both sides lots of facts
  • (5/5)
    Outstanding work long overdue. Amazing story of a great Comanche chief and the final hurrah of America’s Plains Indians.
  • (5/5)
    Outstanding accounts of historical revenge battles over the Great Plains
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    Excellent book, it gives a nostalgia for the frontier and the types of men that populated it. It manages to paint a realistic Picture of the grusomeness while at the same time keeping the romance of the bygone era.

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    Very interesting and well written book about the relationship between Comanches and there adversaries.

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    3 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

    Honestly, this book is pretty amazing! I listened to a podcast with the author twice, and decided to listen to the book in the midst of work and am ready to listen again. It's a truly tragic tale of the harsh reality of the world and the nature of people.
    On a personal note, after hearing the hardships of the people in this time, I'll never complain again. We live soooooooo comfortably.

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  • (1/5)
    it's a f****** documentary. boring as f*** who played s***