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Crazy Horse, Larry McMurtry

Label
Crazy Horse
Title
Crazy Horse
Statement of responsibility
Larry McMurtry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 one hundred and twenty years at the life and death of this great Sioux warrior who became a reluctant leader at the Battle of the 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. Marking the debut of the new Penguin Lives series, McMurtry's Crazy Horse is a masterly exemplar of biography in the short form, illuminating both the man and the age with the eloquent economy that will introduce to a new generation of readers this once-popular genre. - Jacket flap
  • Strips away the tall tales of legend to reveal the essence of Crazy Horse, profiling him as a brilliant and ascetic warrior-hero whose life exemplified Native American tragedy and the end of the untamed West. Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure of American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day. Yet his story remains an encapsulation of the Native American tragedy and the death of the untamed West. Crazy Horse strips away the tall tales to reveal the essence of this brilliant, ascetic warrior-hero. Larry McMurtry's vivid, carefully considered, succinct biography will lure not only his own fans but history buffs, Western enthusiasts, students of all things Native American, and anyone concerned with the white man's atonement and restitution to native peoples. In a portrait that only he could render, Larry McMurtry captures the poignant passing of a time and offers a vibrant new understanding of the mythic Crazy Horse and what he stood for
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMurtry, Larry
Dewey number
  • 978/.049752/0092
  • b
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.O3
LC item number
C7426 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A Penguin life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oglala Indians
  • Oglala Indians
  • Crazy Horse
Label
Crazy Horse, Larry McMurtry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39229756
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9780670882342
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98026644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Crazy Horse, Larry McMurtry
Publication
Note
"A Lipper/Viking book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-148)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39229756
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9780670882342
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98026644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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