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The Fox and the Whirlwind: General George Crook and Geronimo, A Paired Biography

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Book Summary of The Fox and the Whirlwind: General George Crook and Geronimo, A Paired Biography

"An invaluable addition to Western history."--Evan Connell, author of Son of the Morning Star

TWO OF AMERICAN HISTORYA-S MOST BRILLIANT WARRIORSA3AND FIERCEST ENEMIES--COME ALIVE

This captivating dual biography chronicles the lives and battles of AmericaA-s most famous warriors, the legendary Apache shaman, Geronimo, and the nationA-s most successful Indian fighter, General George Crook. Artfully constructed from the warriors' own words, as well as newspaper accounts and the firsthand recollections of those who fought with--and against--them, here is a compelling and uniquely evenhanded account of the intriguing men at the center of one of American history's most definitive, longest-running struggles--the infamous Apache Wars. Born to defend their respective culturesA3and destined to destroy each other in the process--the vengeful, spiritually powerful Indian warrior and the remorseless, consummate professional officer are inextricably bound to each other in the fabric of our country, and in the hearts of their peoples.

TWO OF AMERICAN HISTORY'S MOST BRILLIANT WARRIORS-AND FIERCEST ENEMIES-COME ALIVE
"An invaluable addition to western history."-Evan Connell, author of Son of the Morning Star
"Written like fine historical fiction, but substantial, substantive, enlightening."-Kirkus Reviews
This captivating dual biography chronicles the lives and battles of two of America's most famous warriors, the legendary Apache shaman, Geronimo, and the nation's most successful Indian fighter, General George Crook. Artfully constructed from their own words, as well as newspaper accounts and the firsthand recollections of those who fought with-and against-them, here is a compelling and uniquely evenhanded account of the intriguing men at the center of one of American history's most definitive, longest-running struggles-the infamous Apache Wars. Born to defend their respective cultures-and destined to destroy each other in the process-the vengeful, spiritually powerful Indian warrior and the remorseless, consummate professional officer are inextricably bound to each other in the fabric of our country, and in the hearts of their peoples.

Details of Book: The Fox and the Whirlwind: General George Crook and Geronimo, A Paired Biography (BSID:96188)

Book The Fox and the Whirlwind: General George Crook and Geronimo, A Paired Biography
Author Peter Aleshire
ISBN 0471325759
ISBN-13 9780471325758, 978-0471325758
Binding Hardcover
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Publishing Date february 2000
Number of Pages 384
Language English
Dimensions 9.56 x 6.43 x 1.21 inches
Weight 712 grams

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Lance March 16, 2008 review from Goodreads

I loved the cross between Gen. Crook and Geronimo and the respect that Crook eventually gains for him. This is a sad one about some of the last great American Indians.

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