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Riassunto: Authoritative and immediate, this is the classic account of the most powerful of the American Indian tribes. T.R. Fehrenbach traces the Comanches’ rise to power, from their prehistoric origins to their domination of the high plains for more than a century until their demise in the face of Anglo-American expansion.
Master horseback riders who lived in teepees and hunted bison, the Comanches were stunning orators, disciplined warriors, and the finest makers of arrows. They lived by a strict legal code and worshipped within a cosmology of magic. As he portrays the Comanche lifestyle, Fehrenbach re-creates their doomed battle against European encroachment. While they destroyed the Spanish dream of colonizing North America and blocked the French advance into the Southwest, the Comanches ultimately fell before the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Army in the great raids and battles of the mid-nineteenth century. This is a classic American story, vividly and poignantly told.
From the Back Cover:
“For a complete history of the Comanches, this book probably has no equal.” –Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
“This is a very good book. Like virtually all good books about the American Indian, it tells a tragic story, but unlike many of them, it tells it well. The author has mastered an extensive and complex subject: he is flexible, well-organized, and sensitive.” –Larry McMurtry
“Fehrenbach is a highly interpretive and original writer, whose work rests on solid scholarship. His book ranges grandly across the disciplines from folklore to anthropology to history.” –Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Titolo: Comanches: The Destruction of a People
Casa editrice: Allen & Unwin
Data di pubblicazione: 1975
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, 1975. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Codice libro della libreria 5736141
Descrizione libro 0. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Excellent Tightly Bound Copy, Looks Unread (Not Ex-Library) Light Creasing And Some Rubbing To Dust Jacket. 557 Printed Pages Plus Index. Detailed Images Available Upon Request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 001681
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, London, 1975. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. The dust jacket has light wear, scuffing around the edges, and has a clipped and creased inside flap. The first blank page is signed by a previous owner. 557 pages. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Codice libro della libreria 138133
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0049700014