May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010
Describes in sometimes brutal detail the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the Comanche kidnapping of a white 9-year-old girl, who grew up to love her captors, marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior. Read by David Drummond. Simultaneous.
Journalist S.C. Gwynne takes a novel approach to further unraveling the always enthralling, yet contentious, myth of the founding of the American West, using the half-white/half-Comanche chief Quanah Parker and his mother, Cynthia Ann Parker, to explore the largely forgotten Texas-Indian Wars, which lasted nearly the entirety of the 19th century. Spun with a vivid, occasionally thrilling narrative style, EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON describes how the fierce, dogged pride of the mighty Comanche tribe led to epic clashes with white settlers on the Texas plains and hindered for four decades America's initial attempts to bring the new and intoxicating theory of manifest destiny westward.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Native American, United States / 19th Century
- Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: United States / 19th Century, Native American
- Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
- Edition: Unabridged
- Language: English
- Release Date: May 25, 2010
- Author: S.C. Gwynne
- Narrator: David Drummond
- Pulitzer Prize , Nonfiction , 2011
- Online Item #: 12301792
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-3677
- ISBN: 9781400116553
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported