The Earth is Weeping : The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West Hardback
Sunday Times' Best History Books of 2017Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military HistoryWinner of the 2017 Caroline Bancroft History PrizeShortlisted for the Military History Magazine Book of the Year AwardNOMINATED FOR THE 2017 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN'Extraordinary...
Cozzens has stripped the myth from these stories, but he is such a superb writer that what remains is exquisite' The TimesIn a sweeping narrative, Peter Cozzens tells the gripping story of the wars that destroyed native ways of life as the American nation continued its expansion onto tribal lands after the Civil War, setting off a conflict that would last nearly three decades. By using original research and first-hand sources from both sides, Cozzens illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies.
Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters, including Custer, Sherman, Grant and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping is the fullest account to date of how the West was won... and lost.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 576 pages, 3 x 8pp b&w plates, 24 maps
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 06/04/2017
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781786491497
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