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Crazy Horse: A Life

Crazy Horse: A Life

  • Title: Crazy Horse: A Life
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  • ISBN : 9780143034803
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 148 pages


Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure in American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day This superb biography looks back across than 120 years at the life and death of this great Sioux warrior who became a reluctant leader at the Battle of Little Bighorn With his uncanny gift for understanding the human psyche, Larry McMurtry Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure in American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day This superb biography looks back across than 120 years at the life and death of this great Sioux warrior who became a reluctant leader at the Battle of Little Bighorn With his uncanny gift for understanding the human psyche, Larry McMurtry animates the character of this remarkable figure, whose betrayal by white representatives of the U.S government was a tragic turning point in the history of the West A mythic figure puzzled over by generations of historians, Crazy Horse emerges from McMurtry s sensitive portrait as the poignant hero of a long since vanished epoch


Author Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936 He is the author of twenty nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and than thirty screenplays His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film Hud A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini serie




Crazy Horse: A Life Reviews (31)

  • In the early 90s my family visited the statue that is being carved into a South Dakota mountain in his image and the National Park on the location of the Little Big Horn Battle in Montana, in which Crazy Horse alongside a coalition of tribes were victorious against the US Cavalry, otherwise known as [..]

  • A little bit of history about Crazy Horse I liked the way the author would give an account of an event and then give another two based on other information He was careful to point out the lack of proper historical information and it seemed to me that he tried to be as unbiased as possible by telling [..]

  • McMurtry paints a stark but engaging like the Great Plains themselves portrait of Crazy Horse and the time and place in which he lived He allows both the real man and the legend to share the stage, giving us a impression of who Crazy Horse might have been because we ll never know the truth and who p [..]

  • I bought this book at the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota five years ago and have tried to read it a couple of times since and could never get into it After finishing Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, I picked it back up and couldn t put it down Many people have criticized McMurtry for his critici [..]

  • A placid, ruminative and respectful biography of the Oglala Sioux warrior about whom, McMurtry is at pains to stress, we can know very few true facts The slim volume tells Crazy Horse s story without presuming McMurtry sometimes guesses at motives, but gives an array of options and admits that we ca [..]

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