This book tells the story of Quanah Parker, a Comanche Indian chief who led his tribe during an era of great change and upheaval. Drawing on extensive research, S. C. Gwynne provides a compelling account of the rise and fall of the Comanches, as well as their interactions with white settlers and government officials. This is an essential read for anyone interested in American history or Native American culture.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to learn about the Comanche tribe and their leader, Quanah Parker. It provides an in-depth look at their culture and how they interacted with white settlers.
- The author does extensive research and provides a very compelling account of the rise and fall of the Comanches.
- The book is essential for anyone interested in American history or Native American culture.
- The story of Quanah Parker is fascinating and well told by Gwynne.
- It is dense and may be difficult for some readers to follow
- It does not have any pictures or illustrations
- The author’s biases towards Quanah Parker and the Comanches are sometimes evident
Learn more about the author
S. C. Gwynne is a journalist and author who has written extensively about Texas history, including the New York Times bestseller Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Ultimate Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. He lives in Austin, Texas.
“Gwynne’s riveting and highly readable account of the Comanche people debunks countless myths about them while delivering a complex, nuanced portrait of this fascinating tribe…Empire of the Summer Moon is easily one of the most important books I’ve read in years.”
“This is an amazing book. S. C. Gwynne does a great job of telling the story of Quanah Parker and the Comanches in a way that is easy to understand and engaging.”
“This book is absolutely amazing! I could not put it down. S. C. Gwynne has done an incredible job of telling the story of Quanah Parker and the Comanches.”
“This is an absolutely amazing book! I could not put it down.”