Ride the Wind

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Ballantine, 1985 - Fiction - 608 pages
221 Reviews
In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever....
 

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Excellent writing and historical research. - Goodreads
As for the writing, the POV was confusing at best. - Goodreads
... highly educational,. i wanted to see more and more. - Goodreads
The story is beautiful, and the writing is superb. - Goodreads
Incredible piece of writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

good book. The last few chapters make me want to someday read it again. By the end it made me side with the Indians in their fight to preserve their way of life that is now lost forever. Read full review

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User Review  - Lois - Goodreads

I both loathed and adored "Ride the Wind". It documents one of our genocides. It documents the way of life- now gone - of the Comanche people. And all of this wonder and horror is bound together with ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
31
Section 5
43
Section 6
70
Section 7
87
Section 8
138
Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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About the author (1985)

Lucia St. Clair Robson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in South Florida. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela and a teacher in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. She has also lived in Japan, South Carolina, and Arizona. After earning her master's degree in Library Science at Florida State University, Ms. Robson worked as a public librarian in Annapolis, Maryland. She is the author of the historical novels Mary's Land, Light a Distant Fire, Ride the Wind, The Tokaido Road, and Walk in My Soul. Today Lucia St. Clair Robson lives near Annapolis in a wooded community on the Severn River.

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