Geronimo: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 381 pages
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In the Apaches' final campaign, Geronimo led 19 warriors against 5,000 U.S. troops. No Apaches were killed, and the U.S. suffered heavy casualties. For the Apaches could travel seventy miles a day on foot, lay a deadly ambush in country so open a white man could not find a hiding place, and elude pursuit by scattering in every direction, only to reassemble as soon as the force was gone. Probably the greatest foot soldiers ever known, they held the U.S. Army at bay for forty years. This book tells the stories of Geronimo, his Apache warriors, and his American enemies with vigor and verve. Unequaled in depth and scope, this definitive biography is an engrossing, dramatic, colorful, historically accurate account of a long-misunderstood figure.
 

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Contents

About Some of the Names
13
Before the Rocks Were Hard
19
Revenge at Arizpe
87
Raiding into Mexico
97
A Lieutenants Mistakes
109
War Without Victory
151
xir Massacre at Camp Grant
165
Invaders in the Sierra Madres
237
At War Again
263
A Lie Is Mightier Than a Sword
285
Epilogue
311
Acknowledgments
335
Bibliography
367
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About the author (1990)

Alexander B. Adams has been a newspaper writer; FBI agent, vice president of two large banks, head of a prominent conservation agency, and the author of Audubon and Eleventh Hour.

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