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The Apache wars : the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American history

Author: Paul Andrew Hutton
Publisher: New York Broadway Books, [2017] ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides-the Apaches and the white invaders-blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. A fellow scout described him simply as ohalf-Irish, half-Mexican, and all son-of-a-bitch. He was  Read more...
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Named Person: Geronimo; Apache Kid; Mickey Free; Apache Kid; Mickey Free; Geronimo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Andrew Hutton
ISBN: 9780770435837 0770435831
OCLC Number: 990133995
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Crown in 2016.
Description: ix, 514 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: Apacheria --
Red Sleeves --
The lost boy --
Apache Pass --
Kit Carson's way --
People of the White Mountains --
The head of Mangas Coloradas --
The custom of the country --
Camp Grant --
Massacre --
Nantan Lupan --
The Christian general --
Mickey Free --
Taglito --
San Carlos --
Geronimo --
Lozen's vision --
Victorio's War --
Tres Castillos --
Fort Apache --
Break out --
Hell's forty acres --
Sierra Madre --
Turkey Creek --
Devil's Backbone --
The wind and the darkness --
Apache Kid --
The last free Apache --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Paul Andrew Hutton.

Abstract:

They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides-the Apaches and the white invaders-blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. A fellow scout described him simply as ohalf-Irish, half-Mexican, and all son-of-a-bitch. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout Apache Kid. This is Mickey Free's story but also the story of his contemporaries- the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O.O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands-a bleak and unforgiving world where the one-eyed, deeply scarred Mickey Free was at home.

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