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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: S. C. Gwynne

Narrated By: David Drummond

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: September 2016

Duration: 15 hours 4 minutes

Summary:

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

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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  • JEFFREY B.

    A fantastic page turner and detailed glimpse into a brief history of the Plains Indians of the hill country region of Texas, Better known as the Comancheria, to Oklahoma. Sullivan Ross ,( my great grandfather), one of the great heroes of TEXAS, that is highly unknown the first sitting governor in the capitol building that sits today in Austin Texas in the savior of Cynthia parker from captivity. But the big story is the Comanche Indian tribe the great plains Indian, vicious, the civilized, apathetic, intelligent. This book is Quanah

  • M BELL

    Fascinating!

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