Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History - S. C. Gwynne

Empire Of The Summer Moon (Scribner, $16) revives the era when Mexicans and Americans—both settlers and businessmen—sought the Western territories. Despite this competition between these two rivals, the Comanches managed to maintain control of the area for forty years. In this fascinating look at the time and place, S. C. Gwynne vividly portrays the facts of daily life, the personal histories of those involved, and the political realities. At the center of the story is the chief Quanah Parker, whose white mother, captured as a young girl, embraced the Indian way of life, and who himself defiantly battled for his people’s autonomy.

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ISBN: 9781416591061
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Published: Scribner - May 10th, 2011

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn - Nathaniel Philbrick

For The Last Stand (Penguin, $18), his study of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, Nathaniel Philbrick surveyed personal narratives and other historical documents. His compelling descriptions of the events leading up to and following the Battle show its significance as a decisive moment in the fate of American westward expansion into the frontier of the Great Plains. In telling this story, Philbrick, author of the acclaimed Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, also conveys the clash of personalities and the complex political forces at play among the Lakota, Cheyenne, U.S. Army, and government leaders. He finds George Custer ambitious to the point of recklessness, while Sitting Bull was both a spiritual leader and a savvy power broker..

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ISBN: 9780143119609
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2011

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen - Christopher McDougall

The Tarahumara Indians in Mexico’s hostile and remote Copper Canyon have a legendary ability to run for days on end. While regaling us with their story, Christopher McDougall introduces nutritionists, personal trainers, barefoot racers, and anthropologists who describe how homo sapiens were Born To Run (Vintage, $15.95). Ultimately, ultrarunners invite Tarahumara to the Colorado Rockies to compete in the Leadville Trail 100 Mile, and then return to Mexico to race on the Tarahumara’s home turf. McDougall’s wide-ranging documentation and the exuberance of the men and women he encounters will fascinate even those who have never hit the trails.

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ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

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ISBN: 9780307266309
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Published: Knopf - May 5th, 2009

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