The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend Author Bob Drury
ISBN-10 1451654685
ISBN-13 9781451654684
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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An acclaimed New York Times bestseller selected by Salon as a best book of the year the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud a page turner with remarkable immediacyand the narrative sweep of a great Western The Boston Globe Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms At the peak of Red Clouds powers the Sioux could claim control of one fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured Now thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography and painstaking research by two award winning authors the story of the nineteenth centurys most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told In The Heart of Everything That Is Bob Drury and Tom Clavin restore Red Cloud to his rightful place in American history in a sweeping and dramatic narrative based on years of primary research As they trace the events leading to Red Clouds War they provide intimate portraits of the many lives Red Cloud touchedmountain men such as Jim Bridger US generals like William Tecumseh Sherman who were charged with annihilating the Sioux fearless explorers such as the dashing John Bozeman and the memorable warriors whom Red Cloud groomed like the legendary Crazy Horse And at the center of the story is Red Cloud fighting for the very existence of the Indian way of life Unabashed unbiased and disturbingly honest leaving no razor sharp arrowhead unturned no rifle trigger unpulled a compelling and fiery narrative USA TODAY this is the definitive chronicle of the conflict between an expanding white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its way

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