The History of a People
By (author) T. R. Fehrenbach
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Comanches by T. R. Fehrenbach
Book DescriptionAuthoritative and immediate, this is a brilliant account of the most powerful of the American Indian tribes. T. R. Fehrenbach traces the Comanches' rise to power, from their prehistoric origins to their domination of the high plains for more than a century until their demise in the face of Anglo-American expansion. Master horseback riders who lived in teepees and hunted bison, the Comanches were stunning orators, disciplined warriors, and the finest makers of arrows. They lived by a strict legal code and worshipped within a cosmology of magic. As he portrays the Comanche lifestyle, Fehrenbach re-creates their doomed battle against European encroachment. While they destroyed the Spanish dream of colonizing North America and blocked the French advance into the Southwest, the Comanches ultimately fell before the Texas Rangers and the U. S. Army in the great raids and battles of the mid-nineteenth century. This is a classic American story, vividly and poignantly told.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099520559
(198mm x 129mm x 37mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. R. Fehrenbach
From a Watery Grave, Paperback (February 2007)
On a frigid, stormy day in February of 1686, a small French sailing ship lost control and ran aground in Matagorda Bay. More than 300 years later, Texas Historical Commission archeologists discovered La Belle's resting place. This title tells a tale of nautical adventure in the seventeenth century.
Comanches, Paperback (August 2003)
In this classic account, a bestselling historian offers the definitive history of a tribe whose rise to prominence early in the 19th century was as swift and stunning as its demise only 50 years later. 37 illustrations. 2 maps.
Lone Star, Paperback (March 2000)
From prehistory right up to the present-a classic, comprehensive, and superbly readable guide to the panoramic saga of Texas history.
Fire and Blood, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by T. R. Fehrenbach
"There have been many Mexicos: the country of varied terrain, of Amerindian heritage, of the Spanish Conquest, of the Revolution, and of the modern era of elections and the rule of bankers. Mexico was"
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Author Biography - T. R. Fehrenbach
T. R. Fehrenbach was born in San Benito, Texas, in 1925 and graduated from Princeton University in 1947. He has been a contributor to many publications, including Esquire, The Atlantic, The Saturday Evening Post, and The New Republic. He is the author of the best-selling Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans and Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico, among other works. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Lillian.
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