Titel: The Fox and the Whirlwind: General George Crook and Geronimo: A Paired Biography
Autor/en: Peter Aleshire
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JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Juli 2001 - kartoniert - 384 Seiten
TWO OF AMERICAN HISTORY S MOST BRILLIANT WARRIORS AND FIERCEST ENEMIES COME ALIVE " An invaluable addition to western history." Evan Connell, author of Son of the Morning Star " Written like fine historical fiction, but substantial, substantive, enlightening." Kirkus Reviews This captivating dual biography chronicles the lives and battles of two of America s most famous warriors, the legendary Apache shaman, Geronimo, and the nation s most successful Indian fighter, General George Crook. Artfully constructed from their own words, as well as newspaper accounts and the firsthand recollections of those who fought with and against them, here is a compelling and uniquely evenhanded account of the intriguing men at the center of one of American history s most definitive, longest-running struggles the infamous Apache Wars. Born to defend their respective cultures and destined to destroy each other in the process the vengeful, spiritually powerful Indian warrior and the remorseless, consummate professional officer are inextricably bound to each other in the fabric of our country, and in the hearts of their peoples.
PROLOGUE. Geronimo: The Price of Power. Crook: The Cost of Duty (1890). EARLY CONFLICTS (1828-1861). Geronimo: The Making of a Warrior (1827-1850). Crook: Early Years (1828-1861). TAKING COMMAND (1861-1871). Geronimo: The Unquenched Flame (1851-1861). Crook: The Politics of Death (1861-1871). Geronimo: The Americans Return (1861-1871). A FIGHT TO THE DEATH (1871-1883). Crook: The Coming of the Fox (1871-1875). Geronimo: Making Peace with the White Eyes (1871-1883). Crook: Fighting the Sioux (1875-1883). THE FOX FACES THE WHIRLWIND (1883-1909). Geronimo: The Last Days of a Free People (1883). Crook: A Bold Gamble (1883). Geronimo: Return to the Reservation (1884-1886). Crook: Confrontation with an Old Foe (1886). Geronimo: The Triumph of Fear (1886). Crook: Geronimo, Geronimo, Always Geronimo (1886). Geronimo: The Final Surrender (1886). Crook: To Redeem His Honor (1886-1890). Geronimo: A Long Time in a Cage (1886-1909). Notes. Bibliography. Index.
PETER ALESHIRE is senior lecturer in the Department of American Studies at Arizona State University, West Campus, and the author of Cochise: The Life and Times of the Great Apache Chief and Reaping the Whirlwind, a history of the Apache Wars. He is also a contributing editor to Phoenix Magazine and writes for Arizona Highways and other publications. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.