Crazy Horse: A Life (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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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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User Review  - kvrfan - LibraryThing

Because this is such a slight volume in size, a reader might think this would be a good introductory biography of Crazy Horse. While I thought it was an excellent book, it's really not for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - KJ - Goodreads

Very interesting! Not only due to the life of Crazy Horse but also because the author did well at giving just enough info about the culture and the times that you go the gist of what was going on. The ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Born and raised in Texas, Larry McMurtry is an award-winning novelist, essayist, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and avid book collector. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

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