In the spirit of Crazy Horse

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Viking, May 1, 1991 - History - 645 pages
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"A giant of a book. Indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent."-The Los Angeles Times Book Review. Matthiessen's chronicle of a fatal gun-battle between FBI agents and American Indian Movement activists in 1975.

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I find it appalling that Peter Matthiessen would invoke the name of Crazy Horse in this scenario. Mr. Matthiessen obviously had a very easy time writing this book because it is pretty much word for word what the Peltier Defense Committee has been screaming since 1975. This is absolute propaganda and an insult to the intelligence of the readers. I get it that Mr. Matthiessen is on Peltier's side but at least TRY to be objective about it and at least try to write a book that just puts the info on the table and allows the readers to make their own decision about the contents. Rather than doing this, he omits anything that might possibly place Peltier in a negative light. Which given Peltier's history is a major undertaking. Don't waste your time or money on this one. 

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How one talk about a book that is so bias and so necessary? The author Peter Matthiessen does not pretend to be objective but admits up front that this book was written to right a grievous injustice ... Read full review

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