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    DescriptionImmediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived. Now repackaged with a new introduction from bestselling author Hampton Sides to coincide with a major HBO dramatic film of the book, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.""Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee "is Dee Brown's classic, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold over four million copies in multiple editions and has been translated into seventeen languages. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" changed forever our vision of how the West was won, and lost. It tells a story that should not be forgotten, and so must be retold from time to time.


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    Title
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    Subtitle
    An Indian History of the American West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dee Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 487
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805086843
    ISBN 10: 0805086846
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    DC22: 978.00497
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 978.00497
    DC22: 978/.00497
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: E81 .B75 2007
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHK, JBSL11
    Edition
    30, Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Imprint name
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Publication date
    15 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    A librarian for many years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dee Brown was the author of over twenty-five books on the American West and the Civil War. His "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," considered a classic in its field, was a "New York Times" bestseller for over a year, and has been translated into many languages. Dee Brown died in 2002. Hampton Sides is editor-at-large for "Outside" magazine, and the author of "Ghost Soldiers" and "Blood and Thunder." He won the 2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction.
    Review quote
    "Shattering, appalling, compelling...One wonders, reading this searing, heartbreaking book, who, indeed, were the savages."--William McPherson, "The Washington Post" "Extraordinarily powerful."--Nat Hentoff "Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking . . . Impossible to put down."--"The New York Times"