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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
by S.C. Gwynne
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A story of the Comanches and their foes the Texans, 17 Sep 2013
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This book is a exceptionally well written history of the Comanches and their principal enemy, the settlers and ranchers of 19th century Texas . It focuses on the stories of the captive Cynthia Ann Parker and her Comanche son, the warrior-chief Quanah Parker. It also covers some of the early Spanish exploration of the lands in northern Mexico and the southern States and how this affected the Comanche tribes and clans. A very enjoyable book, with nicely written accounts of the lives of the southern Plains Indians and their enemies, with good in-depth details and insights into how life was lived on the last frontier by both the Indian and the white-man. If you do like this book then T.R. Fehrenbach's majesterial reference work par excellence, Comanches; The History of a People is a must-read.


Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder
Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder
by Kent Nerburn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.83

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4.0 out of 5 stars A very personal account of a writer's American Indian experience, 3 Sep 2013
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The story begins when the writer receives a phone call out of the blue from a woman living on a reservation. She reluctantly explains her elderly grandfather would like the help of the author in writing down long-collected memoirs. The anglo-saxon author then proceeds to spend time with the old Indian man on the reservation listening to and writing up memories, stories, opinions and anecdotes that the old man has held on to for many years. The story then unfolds the writer's own reactions and emotions relating to the old man's world-view. Even if the reader has little interest in Native American life and history, this book is a must. Amazes, saddens, educates but pulls no punches; this book reminds us that there is more to life than the latest mobile phones, new cars and aspiring to bigger salaries.


Conquistadors
Conquistadors
by Michael Wood
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and educational, easy to read and enjoyable, 3 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Conquistadors (Paperback)
The story of the early Spanish adventurers is told in a clear and simple manner. Nicely written, lucid and above all, entertaining. The author tells the story of the conquistadors amid his own journeys and travels along the same routes chiselled out by the 16th century Spanish soldiery, and is not reluctant to go into fine detail where the opportunity permits. The book also tells us not only the history but something of the geography of the story, which integrates the reader further. The book could have been a lot longer, considering the subject matter, but all in all it makes a very good read and is impossible to dislike.


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