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Crazy Horse

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
Series: Penguin lives series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Strips away the tall tales of legend to reveal the essence of Crazy Horse, profiling him as a brilliant and ascetic warrior-hero whose life exemplified Native American tragedy and the end of the untamed West. Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure of American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day. Yet his story remains an encapsulation of the Native American tragedy and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Crazy Horse; Crazy Horse; Crazy Horse.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry McMurtry
ISBN: 0670882348 9780670882342 9780965014700 0965014703
OCLC Number: 39229756
Notes: "A Lipper/Viking book."
Description: 148 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin lives series.
Responsibility: Larry McMurtry.

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Strips away the tall tales of legend to reveal the essence of Crazy Horse, profiling him as a brilliant and ascetic warrior-hero whose life exemplified Native American tragedy and the end of the untamed West. Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure of American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day. Yet his story remains an encapsulation of the Native American tragedy and the death of the untamed West. Crazy Horse strips away the tall tales to reveal the essence of this brilliant, ascetic warrior-hero. Larry McMurtry's vivid, carefully considered, succinct biography will lure not only his own fans but history buffs, Western enthusiasts, students of all things Native American, and anyone concerned with the white man's atonement and restitution to native peoples. In a portrait that only he could render, Larry McMurtry captures the poignant passing of a time and offers a vibrant new understanding of the mythic Crazy Horse and what he stood for.

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