Comanches by T. R. Fehrenbach
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By T. R. Fehrenbach


The History of a People

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Comanches by T. R. Fehrenbach

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Authoritative 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 Details

ISBN: 9780099520559
ISBN-10: 0099520559
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 37mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author T. R. Fehrenbach

From a Watery Grave by 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 by T. R. Fehrenbach 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.

This Kind of War by T. R. Fehrenbach This Kind of War, Paperback (January 2001)

Updated with maps, photographs, and battlefield diagrams, this special fiftieth anniversary edition of the classic history of the Korean War is a dramatic and hard-hitting account of the conflict written from the perspective of those who fought it.

Lone Star by T. R. Fehrenbach 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.

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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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