Geronimo: His Own Story

Geronimo: His Own Story


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In the early 1900s, when Geronimo was taken prisoner, Barrett commissioned an interpreter to interview the Native American warrior. Told in his own words, this is the story of his life and people.

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ISBN-13: 9780525113089
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1970
Pages: 190

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Geronimo 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like most books, all texts must be read from begging to end. Just about every sentence carries valuable info that should be taken to account when forming opinions on all accounts. Because even with the aid of footnotes from S.M. Barrett and Frederick Turner, it becomes quite clear when Geronimos words become rewritten for his oppositions convenience. Everyone is pointing fingers never really blaming themselves, except for Geronimo on several occasions and from a soldier at the end of the appendix. I do not believe anyone should consider most of this fact or EXACTLY the words expressed by Geronimo. For solid reference it's better to keep researching. Because even they are not sure of the chronological order of his supposed "exact" words. Dates are given, but Geronimos memory spoken is closer to the truth than anything else really. Still the somber memories and life events of Geronimo remain mostly true as well as the torture experienced and many raids and traditions. Including betrayal and lies, falsehoods, and half truths spoken by the Americans and Mexicans. Despite it all, Geronimo and the Indigenous people have fought an eternity for equality and respect. Respect that has resulted in betrayal many times. Decades of fighting to be heard. Everyone should get a chance to read it and form their own opinions and hopefully comprehend Geronimo's suffering. I will remember mostly, his failures, for they are immortal lessons. His many losses become somber reminders throughout his journey and impresses me at his ability to not faulter and focus on victory and revenge. I don't know how to express how I feel very well, but I can say that the purpose of this book is for the reader to form his own conclusion in a sense. Ultimately, like all lessons, extract a moral. A question asked at the end.
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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.