Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne. I first read this one years ago and it still seems to hold up well. Average Readers (@250 words/min) take 9 hours 24 minutes to read Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History . All the sources complied by Gwynne come from white settlers. And no matter the amount of research that goes into popular history, it hardly ever seems to merit so much praise. I quit reading this book after the fourth chapter. Empire of the Summer Moon is an intriguing book of the Comanches in general, and Quanah Parker in particular. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Astonishingly, uncomfortably, unforgivably racist portrayal of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. They were nomadic but defended their buffalo lands against. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. How does a book that routinely describes Indians as "savage" and "uncivilized," contrasted against brave settlers that are the victims of "indian violence," get published in the 21st century? Refresh and try again. Page Count How long does it take to read? However so far the labels savage , primitive And violent have all been assigned to the Comanches. 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 Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history by S. C. Gwynne ★ ★ ★ 3.00 1 Ratings ; 18 Want to read Instead Gwynee makes the ludicrous claim that the Comanche were the only ones with enough gall to resist the U . The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: 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. They were also driv, So far I am extremely disappointed in this book . Has anyone read other books by this author and if so what did they think? For every book of popular history written by a well regarded historian and aimed at educating the general public, there are at least a hundred written by a layperson that, even if he or she does the appropriate amount of footwork, usually ends up reproducing antiquated historical narratives. All same people anyway, God say. And that is because it answers no questions, asks no new questions, puts forth none of its own theories, and has no one singular hypothesis. The Empire of The Summer Moon like comment share Author Theme The theme of this book is the conflicts between white men and indians in the late 1800's and the life of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son, Quanah. If you love mysteries and thrillers, get ready for dozens... To see what your friends thought of this book, Easily, since your question is so out-of-context that it doesn't apply, here. Gwynne highlights the violence toward settlers without explaining that these same settlers were stealing native lands with no restraint much less remorse. May 25th 2010 Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. Women were raped and beaten, and their children were either adopted, enslaved, or held for ransom. I almost stopped several time but I wanted to finish so I could review it. The content is nice as well, a mix of describing Comanche. I was taken in by the author's very good writing. I thought it described the tragic story of different cultures clashing and the brutality of both groups. 1 likes. I have read a number of books on native peoples and it’s always rewarding when they are somewhat balanced. No_Favorite. Easily, since your question is so out-of-context that it doesn't apply, here. A few years ago I mentioned Empire of the Summer Moon, when Scott Alexander reviewed it, and then I finally bought it a couple months ago, but I haven’t read it yet. That is why I am giving it three stars. Nothing could be further from the truth , American historians will often emphasize so called merciless attacks from Indians and always seem to ignore that the u.s army openly attacked and slaughtered whole villages filled with women and children . As a historian, I will rarely give a general or popular history more than 3 stars. The books and articles referenced in the end are, as fa. I agree with you Rena. The settlers. Empire of the Summer Moon is nothing short of a revelation . S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. Is there any accurate book on the Comanche People?? Page: 496. I was once an editor for Ted Fehrenbach, and admire his classic on the Comanches, and found this to be an excellent, well-told companion piece. Which leaves out anyone born later than 1960. A great combination of history and biography in the play of Manifest Destiny in the American conquest of the Great Plains. EMBED. The wording becomes overly dense, the author too far up their own ass, content in their mastery of the content to care if they are a compelling author. Much the same way I will never say 'an historian'. It's quite obvious you haven't read the book, and that you seek to creat trouble where there's none to be stirred. Highly recommended! And no matter the amount of research that goes into popular history, it hardly ever seems to merit so much praise. This book has only a tiny, tiny mention about Quanah. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. This happened in 1868, and is well documented, which can be clearly seen in the fact that tensions came to a breaking point over such treaties in the take over of wounded knee in 1973. It should be called, "How the Horrible Redman was Subdued by Mighty Whiteman". I have read a number of books on native peoples and it’s always rewarding when they are somewhat balanced. Brutality on all sides are equally discussed and described. Welcome back. I love my mother.”, “Worst of all was the blizzard. Good history. This is yet another telling of a war written by those who won it. Free download or read online Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History pdf (ePUB) book. 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