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The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West Hardcover – 6 Apr 2017

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (6 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786491494
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786491497
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 4.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Extraordinary... Cozzens has stripped the myth from these stories, but he is such a superb writer that what remains is exquisite. Few writers possess the descriptive talent that the immensity of the American west demands. - Gerard DeGroot, The Times

Cozzens does an exceptional job of examining the viewpoints of both sides, making heavy use of previously untapped primary sources... This is a timely and thorough book, presenting the story without hyperbole or histrionics of this controversial chapter in American history, providing an excellent one-volume history of America's actual longest and most tragic war. - Jerry Lenaburg, New York Journal of Books

A detailed recounting of random carnage, bodies burned, treaties broken and treachery let loose across the land... Cozzens admirably succeeds in framing the Indian Wars with acute historical accuracy - Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review

Treachery on such an epic scale can bear many retellings, and this account stands out for its impressive detail and scope. - Priyanka Kumar, Washington Post

Magnificent... This is a beautifully written work of understanding and compassion that will be a treasure for both general readers and specialists. - Jay Freeman, Booklist (Starred review)

Peter Cozzens, one of our finest working historians, has taken on a massive chunk of Native American history and delivered it with power, style, and insight. He is above all a great storyteller. I have never read better, more concise, or more entertaining versions of the Little Bighorn story, Geronimo's wild run to glory, the Ute War, or Captain Jack's rebellion in the northwest. There is much wisdom here, and much good writing. - S.C. Gwynne, author of EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

I've been waiting for an up-to-date, objective, and well-researched book on the Indian Wars, and Peter Cozzens' The Earth Is Weeping is all that and more - an elegantly written narrative of one of the great sagas in American history, and better than Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. - James Donovan, author of A TERRIBLE GLORY

Peter Cozzens reminds us that tragedy, not melodrama, best characterizes the struggles for the American West...The Earth Is Weeping is the most lucid and reliable history of the Indian Wars in recent memory. - Victor Davis Hanson, author of CARNAGE AND CULTURE

In sobering detail, Peter Cozzens has chronicled this dark chapter in our history. - James M. McPherson, author of BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM

For 25 years the United States Army and the native peoples of the West struggled for their destiny, and the region's, an oft-told story more tragic with each retelling. Peter Cozzens' The Earth is Weeping provides all that, and adds a missing perspective on the lives of ordinary people on both sides.

--William C. Davis, author of THREE ROADS TO THE ALAMO

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A magisterial, essential history of the struggle between whites and Native Americans over the fate of the West.

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This book covers the so-called Indian wars in great detail, but the story is never overwhelmed by the incredible detail that Peter Cozzens puts into his book.
I feel this is the definitive story of the taming of the Indian tribes and the terrible lies constantly fed to them to keep them in line with the wishes of the white man.
This is a fair book to both sides. It's not a clear black and white story of good against evil. It covers the inter tribal warfare and battles between various Indian tribes in a fair and honest manner.
The story is told not just of untrustworthy white men but also progressive white men who knew that the treatment of the Indian tribes was blinkered and often down right wrong and their attempts to work with the tribes and not always against them. The story covers the Indians who, in their naivety, trusted the white man's word, but soon found out that more often than not that word was not to be trusted and not in the Indian's best interests but only to the white man's advantage.
This book is a really good read told through first hand accounts with plenty of very clear, concise maps that made the story rich in texture and told at a pace that holds the reader's interest throughout.
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Not a lot in this book that I hadn't come across before in one form or another however this book ties this epic and tragic story together very well. All in all a great read and a book I would heartily recommend. The earth truly continues to weep for the loss of these noble people and the destruction of their way of life and culture.
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Nearly finished - excellent detail about the corruption of the Grant administration and back ground to the Indian Wars in the second half of the 19th Century. A good read
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An excellent, very readable history of the ultimately tragic history of the destruction of the American Indian way of life, destroyed as much by their own disharmony as by the cynical greed of white settlers, the hypocrisy of the US government & the military might of the army.
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totally amazingly detailed account of the times
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Not a good as "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee." but still very informative.
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Very very good, would recommend if you really want the truth.
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Yet to read in full but looks interesting
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