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On the border with Crook

Author: John Gregory Bourke
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : [Time-Life Books], [1980, ©1891]
Series: Classics of the Old West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1870 until 1886 Captain John G. Bourke served on the staff of General George Crook, who Sherman described as the greatest Indian fighter the army ever had, a man whose prowess was demonstrated "from British America to Mexico, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean." But On the Border with Crook is far more than a first-hand account of Crook's campaigns during the Plains Indian wars and in the Southwest.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896.
On the border with Crook.
[Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, 1980, ©1891]
(OCoLC)876654557
Named Person: George Crook; John Gregory Bourke; John Gregory Bourke; George Crook; George Crook; John Gregory Bourke; George Crook; John Gregory Bourke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gregory Bourke
ISBN: 0809435853 9780809435852 0809435861 9780809435869
OCLC Number: 6626501
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1891.
Description: xiii, 491 pages, [7] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Classics of the Old West.
Responsibility: by John G. Bourke.

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From 1870 until 1886 Captain John G. Bourke served on the staff of General George Crook, who Sherman described as the greatest Indian fighter the army ever had, a man whose prowess was demonstrated "from British America to Mexico, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean." But On the Border with Crook is far more than a first-hand account of Crook's campaigns during the Plains Indian wars and in the Southwest. Alert, curious, and perceptive, Bourke brings to life the whole frontier scene. In crisp descriptions and telling anecdotes he recreates the events and landscapes through which he moved; he sketches sharp action-pictures not only of Crook and his fellow cavalrymen but also of great leaders as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Geronimo. Perhaps most important, Bourke shows us how General Crook was able to achieve his most remarkable victory -- how this man of war won and deserved the trust of the tribes he had subjugated.

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