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    DescriptionIn 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, "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 is 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 was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. 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. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Comanches in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the 'White Squaw' who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S.C. Gwynne's account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told.


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    Title
    Empire of the Summer Moon
    Subtitle
    Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S.C. Gwynne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849017039
    ISBN 10: 1849017034
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, JFSL9
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR, CHRN/ERLY20, CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000, HIS036040
    DC22: 978.004974572
    BISAC V2.8: BIO028000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1KBBW
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHK, JBSL11
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M, 3MN
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-US-E
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-W
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    07 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    S.C. Gwynne is an award-winning journalist who worked for Time from 1988 to 2000. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, and Harper's Magazine. He lives in Austin, Texas.
    Review quote
    "In "Empire of the Summer Moon", Sam Swynne has given us a rich, vividly detailed rendering of an important era in our history and of two great men, Quanah Parker and Ranald Slidel Mackenzie, whose struggles did much to define it."-Larry McMurtry