Crazy Horse: A Life (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
25 Reviews
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 McMurtry animates the character of this remarkable figure, whose betrayal by white representatives of the U.S. government was a tragic turning point in the history of the West. A mythic figure puzzled over by generations of historians, Crazy Horse emerges from McMurtry’s sensitive portrait as the poignant hero of a long-since-vanished epoch.


  

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Review: Crazy Horse: A Life (Penguin Lives)

User Review  - Brian Crime - Goodreads

Gorgeous understated prose and clarity of thought creating a clear eyed biography of Crazy Horse. McMurtry analyzes the major biographies, histories, lies, that form our dominant culture's distorted collective memory of Crazy Horse. Read full review

Review: Crazy Horse: A Life (Penguin Lives)

User Review  - Cheryl Thomas - Goodreads

not a lot of meat in this biography, but not a lot is known about Crazy Horse, a lot of rumor, but not much else. love McMurtry's stories, but many of the people he wrties about there isn't a lot known for non-fiction. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-one bestselling novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove and The Last Picture Show. He lives in Texas.

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