The Killing of Crazy Horse

Author(s): Thomas Powers
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 09, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (20.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100088258
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400198740
Narrator/s: John Pruden
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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He was the most feared and loathed Indian of his time, earning his reputation in surprise victories against the troops of Generals Crook and Custer at the Rosebud and Little Bighorn. Despite his enduring reputation, he has remained an enigma (even the whereabouts of his burial place are unknown, and no portrait or photograph of him exists). Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Powers brings Crazy Horse to life in this vivid work of American history. Powers situates the critical battles won by Crazy Horse within the context of the decades-long conflict between Indian tribes and U.S. Army forces commonly called the Great Sioux Wars. He explores the complicated relationship between the tribes-in particular, Crazy Horse's Lakota Sioux-and the federal authorities. And he makes clear why the few battles won by the Indians-regardless of the fear they left in their wake-did not ultimately help them to stem the tide of settlers, gold seekers, and buffalo hunters that flooded the Great Plains after the Civil War.


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The Killing of Crazy Horse
Product Number: BX00037279
Product Number:DC313
Product Number:Z100088258

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Author(s): Thomas Powers
Narrator(s): John Pruden
Genre: History
Product Number DC313
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400118748
Author(s): Thomas Powers
Product Number EB00170910
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307594518

Professional reviews

"The author uses the assassination of the Lakota chief Crazy Horse as a jumping-off point for an expansive examination of Sioux culture and history. He offers brief biographies of several key military and Native American figures. His writing style is sometimes stiff, with numerous digressions, a combination that which normally would make the transformation to audio difficult. But narrator John Pruden overcomes these difficulties with an easygoing style. He breaks up long sentences with strategic pauses and adds a dramatic tone during key scenes, such as the attack on Custer and the death of Crazy Horse. Further, he handles Native American names and words with aplomb. In all, the book is informative and rewarding, and Pruden makes it work in audio. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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