Geronimo: his own Story (with original photographs, edited for the Nook)

Geronimo: his own Story (with original photographs, edited for the Nook)

by Geronimo
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Geronimo: his own Story (with original photographs, edited for the Nook) by Geronimo

Nothing tells a story like when it is written from the own words of someone. The biography that Geronimo wrote called Geronimo: His Own Story: The Autobiography of a Great Patriot Warrior.
This book talks about his life as a child, his role as a leader of the Apache Indians, the problems he had with both the US government and the Mexicans, and why he felt that the Apache had no choice but to stand up and fight for their rights and their survival like they did.

The biography depicts the various methods that were used by the Apache for war, how he felt betrayed yet again by the US government when he surrendered, and why he feels that his people have never been treated fairly by the white people. His biography also covers information about being a prisoner of war.
Geronimo was very specific about what was to be in the book when he met with the writer, S.M. Barrett. He had an agenda for each interview, and covered only what was on it. He wouldn’t answer questions either, and simply told them to write what he had spoken.
Even though the book about Geronimo has been very popular, there are plenty of controversies that surround it. One of the biggest ones has to do with what really occurred when he surrendered. According to the reports of the US government, he didn’t just surrender. Rather he had no other choice but to do so.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012840998
Publisher: Ancient Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 07/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,086,643
File size: 528 KB

About the Author

Geronimo loosely means "one who yawns"; was born on June 16, 1829 was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. After an attack by a company of Mexican soldiers killed many members of his family in 1858, Geronimo joined revenge attacks on the Mexicans. During his career as a war chief, Geronimo was notorious for consistently urging raids and war upon Mexican Provinces and their various towns, and later against American locations across Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas.
In 1886 Geronimo was eventually tracked down by U.S. authorities and surrendered. As a prisoner of war in old age he became a celebrity and appeared in fairs but was never allowed to return to the land of his birth. He later regretted his surrender and claimed the conditions he made had been ignored. Geronimo died in 1909 after being thrown from his horse.
Later in life, Geronimo embraced Christianity, and stated, "Since my life as a prisoner has begun I have heard the teachings of the white man's religion, and in many respects believe it to be better than the religion of my fathers ... Believing that in a wise way it is good to go to church, and that associating with Christians would improve my character, I have adopted the Christian religion. I believe that the church has helped me much during the short time I have been a member. I am not ashamed to be a Christian, and I am glad to know that the President of the United States is a Christian, for without the help of the Almighty I do not think he could rightly judge in ruling so many people. I have advised all of my people who are not Christians, to study that religion, because it seems to me the best religion in enabling one to live right.

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Geronimo 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AndrasNagy More than 1 year ago
This book was dictated by Geronimo to S.M. Barrett. During the dictation the editor was not allowed to ask questions or make comments, he had to take down the words as they were spoken. This gives authenticity and credibility to this book. If you are interested in the Apache, this book is highly recommended.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing and inspiring...anyone who reads it will see how beautifully it was written and put into words. It's just wonderful how history can be...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You b&n need beter story and get your but up pluse your sexy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You guys are all fools.