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Empire Of The Summer Moon

Author : S.C. Gwynne
ISBN : 9781849018203
Genre : History
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In 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.

Texas Rangers

Author : Bob Alexander
ISBN : 9781574416916
Genre : History
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Authors Bob Alexander and Donaly E. Brice grappled with several issues when deciding how to relate a general history of the Texas Rangers. Should emphasis be placed on their frontier defense against Indians, or focus more on their role as guardians of the peace and statewide law enforcers? What about the tumultuous Mexican Revolution period, 1910-1920? And how to deal with myths and legends such as One Riot, One Ranger? Texas Rangers: Lives, Legend, and Legacy is the authors’ answer to these questions, a one-volume history of the Texas Rangers. The authors begin with the earliest Rangers in the pre-Republic years in 1823 and take the story up through the Republic, Mexican War, and Civil War. Then, with the advent of the Frontier Battalion, the authors focus in detail on each company A through F, relating what was happening within each company concurrently. Thereafter, Alexander and Brice tell the famous episodes of the Rangers that forged their legend, and bring the story up through the twentieth century to the present day in the final chapters.

Texas Blood

Author : Roger D. Hodge
ISBN : 9780307961419
Genre : History
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In the tradition of Ian Frazier's Great Plains, and as vivid as the work of Cormac McCarthy, an intoxicating, singularly illuminating history of the Texas borderlands from their settlement through seven generations of Roger D. Hodge's ranching family. What brought the author's family to Texas? What is it about Texas that for centuries has exerted a powerful allure for adventurers and scoundrels, dreamers and desperate souls, outlaws and outliers? In search of answers, Hodge travels across his home state--which he loves and hates in shifting measure--tracing the wanderings of his ancestors into forgotten histories along vanished roads. Here is an unsentimental, keenly insightful attempt to grapple with all that makes Texas so magical, punishing, and polarizing. Here is a spellbindingly evocative portrait of the borderlands--with its brutal history of colonization, conquest, and genocide; where stories of death and drugs and desperation play out daily. And here is a contemplation of what it means that the ranching industry that has sustained families like Hodge's for almost two centuries is quickly fading away, taking with it a part of our larger, deep-rooted cultural inheritance. A wholly original fusion of memoir and history--as piercing as it is elegiac--Texas Blood is a triumph.

Begrabt Mein Herz An Der Biegung Des Flusses

Author : Dee Alexander Brown
ISBN : 3866478364
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Der Erste Sohn

Author : Philipp Meyer
ISBN : 9783641091637
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Das literarische Ereignis des Jahres – Das große Epos über den Gründungsmythos Amerikas. Dieser Roman begeistert Amerika: Schon kurz nach seinem Erscheinen wurde „Der erste Sohn“ als „moderner amerikanischer Klassiker“ bejubelt und in einem Atemzug mit den Meisterwerken von Cormac McCarthy, John Dos Passos und Larry McMurtry genannt. Philipp Meyer erzählt die Geschichte der Eroberung des amerikanischen Westens als große Familiensaga über drei Generationen. Es ist der Kampf des texanischen Clans der McCulloughs während der letzten 150 Jahre um Land, Öl und Macht.

Kom Die In Moll

Author : Hans Keilson
ISBN : 9783104020419
Genre : Fiction
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Wim und Marie haben sich im besetzten Holland dem Widerstand gegen die Nazis angeschlossen und verstecken in ihrem Haus den Juden Nico. Trotz angespannter Situation gibt es Momente der Innigkeit und das Gefühl der Zusammengehörigkeit. Bis Nico sich eine dumme Erkältung zuzieht, stetig schwächer wird und schließlich stirbt. Wie wird man nun die Leiche eines rechtlosen Juden los, ohne sich selbst und den Widerstand zu gefährden? ›Komödie in Moll‹ erschien 1947 im renommierten Exil-Verlag Querido in Amsterdam und ab 1988 in verschiedenen Ausgaben des S. Fischer Verlags. Die amerikanische Übersetzung wurde 2010 weltweit gefeiert.

B Se Dinge Geschehen

Author : Harry Dolan
ISBN : 9783423411554
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David Loogan ist Redakteur bei einem amerikanischen Krimi- Magazin. Eines Tages tritt sein Boss und Freund Tom mit einer ungewöhnlichen Bitte an ihn heran: Loogan soll ihm helfen, eine Leiche zu vergraben. Nun ja, unter Freunden tut man sich schon mal einen Gefallen. Loogan willigt ein. Doch als Nächstes ist der Boss selber tot. Und das ist noch lange nicht die letzte Leiche im kleinen Ann Arbor! Natürlich nimmt Loogan trotz entschiedener Warnungen seitens der zuständigen Ermittlerin selbst die Fährte auf. Während die beiden einander ständig in die Quere kommen, scheint nach und nach der gesamte Autorenstamm von Loogans Magazin das Zeitliche zu segnen.

Die Comanchen

Author : Theodore R. Fehrenbach
ISBN : 3771615569
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The Economist

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Escape As A Social Response

Author : Steve Gwynne
ISBN : 1899991263
Genre : Buildings
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