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Crazy Horse: A Life
     

Crazy Horse: A Life

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by Larry McMurtry
 

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Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure in American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day. This superb biography looks back across more than 120 years at the life and death of this great Sioux warrior who became a reluctant leader at the Battle of Little Bighorn. With his uncanny gift for understanding the human psyche, Larry

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Crazy Horse 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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TineP263 More than 1 year ago
Although the reader reviews of this book were not high, I purchased the e-version of this book because I usually enjoy Larry's fiction that is staged on the plains. I have sensed that he conducts extensive research about the era that his characters are living in. I am halfway through this book and am not disappointed. Mr. McMurtry is showing us the world that Crazy Horse lived in. If he attempted to place him at specific scenes at specific times or to quote him the biography would become a historic novel. I would recommend this book to readers who want to learn about the Native Americans who lived on the Great Plains and the tragic end of their way of life. It provides the names and some background of tribes, battles, forts, and most important the names of specific participants that may be read about to enlighten people about what happened in the years leading to the reservation system.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What was the essence of Crazy Horse? The attempt to explain the life of Crazy Horse to me was inadequate. Only in the latter part of the book the reader was given a glimpse of the possible persona of Crazy Horse. However, what did keep my attention while reading this book were the descriptions of the different events between the military representatives of the U.S. Government and the Native American Tribes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when it first came out and I definitely feel ripped off. If I was tempted to buy any of the others in the series (and I was), based on this book I won't take the chance. I knew little about Crazy Horse before reading it and I know just as little now. A real disappointment!