I highly recommend this book. What is even more disturbing is the fact that it seems to rely heavily on shocking the reader in an a horrible attempt to portray what the author felt was a 'realistic' depiction of Comanche life. It's not PC to talk or write of this savagery and it was refreshing to get an honest narrative. I got into my rhythm, and I started to get overwhelmed thinking about these insane depictions of struggle and tragedy, all of it taking place from around 180 years ago to the late 1900’s. There's a problem loading this menu right now.

Felder Steps In To Face ‘RDA’ At UFC Vegas 14. I heard about this book from the podcast with the author. I particularly liked the impartial (warts and all) way in which the author recounted the story (or part story) of this band of Comanche Indians. Pekka Hämäläinen put forth the Comanche Empire argument in his massive (and highly academic) The …

The descriptions seemed honest with not too much gore involved unnecessarily.

If I have a criticism of this book, it lies here: Gwynne leans to the belief that Cynthia Ann was attached to her tribe, even after her recapture and reunion with her white blood relatives, out of love both for her captors and their way of life; given that the first days of her captivity involved savage beatings for herself, repeated gang rape of her aunts and the murder of other Parker children captured at the same time, I wonder that Gwynne did not consider the possibility that she was 'broken' much as a wild mustang would have been, and that she had a bad case of Stockholm syndrome. Copyright LibraryThing and/or members of LibraryThing, authors, publishers, libraries, cover designers, Amazon, Bol, Bruna, etc. The 'author' goes to great lengths to revise the History of the plains Indians and particularly the Comanches.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. ... Has anyone else read "Empire of the Summer Moon" by S. C. Gwynne? After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Although listeners may be more familiar with the names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Book club book.

Empire of the Summer Moon is a skillfully told, brutally truthful, history. This book is about the conflict between American Settlers and the Army, and the most powerful Native tribe in America, the Comanches. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Gwynne's account, while clearly sympathetic to the Comanches, steers clear of the rose-tinted descriptions of Native American culture which inherits the idealised 'noble savage' narratives of the East Coast writers (who had long since ethnically cleansed their own native populations. Please try again. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, Switch between reading the Kindle book & listening to the Audible narration with, Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $12.99 after you.
Really more of a sweeping history of the Comanches than a biography of the Parkers. I kept thinking.

S.C. Gwynne, Writer: Empire of the Summer Moon. One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now). If any of my friends have already read this book, could you please send me a private message here or on Facebook or e-mail? I'm happy to report that Empire of the Summer Moon more than delivers. I heard it highly recommended on the Joe Rogan podcast by Joe, as he’d been listening to it. - Great podcast. I got less than 10 minutes into the audio book and it was making me very, very angry. Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 2, 2020. The words of Histiory on Fire Host on this book. Engrossing, fascinating and devastating in equal measure. 417), which even today are not too far removed. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2016.

I also felt a slight dread that this was going to wear off. I was a child hearing these stories, not really understanding... My family (white settlers) had settled in Oklahoma Territory from the Llano, Texas area before the turn of the century.

I am a Comanche and this book appalled me on numerous occasions. I was surprised that the author did not balk in explicitly describing the absolute heinous tortures the Comanches inflicted upon the "settlers", from the first Spanish "invasion" until the late 19th century. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. Here are some examples (for those of you who have read the book or may be interested): Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2018. Suggest a Title. The author has taken a subject and told the story through a leftist prism. Throwing babies in fire, dragging them behind horses until their limbs fell off, rape, sick methods of torture. Gwynne: https://youtu.be/Iq8Ss9yg6bo In the end, it seems "Wonderboy" also came out of the ordeal hurting. Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2019. She has been my friend for over 60+ years. The stories of the raids, and the battles, and the massacres were both horrific and fascinating.

Cavalrymen remember such moments: dust swirling behind the pack mules, regimental bugles shattering the air, horses snorting and riders' tack creaking through the ranks, their old company song rising on the wind: "Come home, John! I bought this as a present for my stepfather, who loves books about history (almost) as much as I do. I hope it appears on Audible soon, as audio is how I consume 90% of books these days. Please try again.

Gwynne's exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads - a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. ‘Wonderboy’ Destroys Bodybuilder's Legs (Video). Tonight I had the weirdest, most psychedelic experience in the sauna. I don’t want to say I had bad breath, but I could knock a buzzard off a shitwagon. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 19, 2018. Empire of the Summer Moon brings us the West, in all its tragedy, brutality and contradictions, and revives the "memory of the wild, ecstatic freedom of the plains" (pg.

The images from the stories lit up my imagination, and the sound of my own breath began to hypnotize me.”.

For UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, his self-broil results in psychedelic mind trips that end in love and understanding. .

“I do a breathing exercise where I breath in deeply for six seconds, and then exhale for six. The story of Cynthia Ann Parker is fascinating as is the eventual change of heart of her son Quanah Parker, a very violent leader of one band who became something akin to a 'National Treasure'.

There was a problem loading your book clubs. When it was over I felt this overwhelming desire to just hug people and be nice to people. Taken from JRE #1397 w/S.C.

“Tonight I’m re-listening to ‘Empire Of The Summer Moon’ S.C. Gwynne’s epic tale of the Comanche Indians in the South West,” Rogan wrote on Instagram.

I still cherish those memories of the stories told to me by her Grandmother (which was really her great-aunt, but called Grandmother by Comanche culture). The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son, Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. She told of how afraid of the soldiers they were as children on the reservation near Fort Sill. Quanah Parker is the strongest war chief of his people and is a mix between white and native. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history.

Privacy Policy.

I have a question before I decide whether to read more of this book. They had lived thru the battles and loss of lives.

Terms of Service Watch as Stephen Thompson brutalizes a bodybuilder’s leg with 10 leg kicks. Thanks! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 8, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq8Ss9yg6bo, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, New York Times Notable Book of the Year (Nonfiction, 2010), New York Times bestseller (Nonfiction, 2010), National Book Critics Circle Award finalist (Nonfiction, 2010), Pulitzer Prize finalist (2011.6|General Non-Fiction, 2011), Christian Science Monitor Best Book (Nonfiction, 2010), (Click to show. That aside, this is an interesting and absorbing book, well worth the money. RESOURCES. Therefore, I knew some of the history of the Comanche way of life, but from their side. The desert wind would salt their ruins and there would be nothing, no ghost or scribe, to tell any pilgrim in his passing how it was that people had lived in this place and in this place had died. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. Not accurate, exaggerated with a hint of racism, Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2020.

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Literary Devices.

Cancel online anytime. UFC Vegas 14 Fight Card, ESPN+ Lineup, PFL Roster Free To Take Fights Elsewhere...Just Not In UFC or Bellator. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.

It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. Give it a read, you won't be disappointed. No current Talk conversations about this book. I got into my rhythm, and I started to get overwhelmed thinking about these insane depictions of struggle and tragedy, all of it taking place from around 180 years ago to the late 1900’s. I usually start off my sauna sessions listening to an audio book, and tonight I’m re-listening to “Empire Of The Summer Moon” S.C. Gwynne’s epic tale of the Comanche Indians in the South West. ...". Rogan: $100 Million Spotify Payout ‘Feels Gross’, Rogan Refused To Voice ‘Mind-Numbing’ Commentary For UFC Video Game, Khabib Nurmagomedov Champion UFC Fight Night Walkout Jersey, Khabib Nurmagomedov Red Eagle Hoodie With Foil, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley Multi-Graphic T-Shirt, Black UFC Fan Gear Pride Fighting T-shirt, Updated!