Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
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Product Number: Z100136313
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9781508229568
Narrator/s: David Drummond
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S.C. Gwynne's New York Times bestselling historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West is now available from Encore for the first time and at a great low price. 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 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. Although listeners may be more familiar with the 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. 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. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne's exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being.

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Author(s): S.C. Gwynne
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2016

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Empire of the Summer Moon
Product Number: BX00072494
Product Number:DD27433
Product Number:Z100136313

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Author(s): S.C. Gwynne
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Genre: History
Product Number DD27433
Released: Sep 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508229551
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Author(s): S.C. Gwynne
Genre: History
Product Number EB00561836
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781416597155

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