The Last Stand

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446484300
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The Last Stand. This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence. Two legendary figures dominate the events: George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull. Those involved are brought vividly to life, as well as the history, geography and haunting beauty of the Great Plains. This book provides a thrilling account of what happened there - and why - at the end of June 1876.

The Last Stand

Author: David Harris
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780871569448
Size: 79.35 MB
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The Last Stand. Describes the battle over the last privately-owned redwood forest in America

Clutter S Last Stand

Author: Don Aslett
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781593373290
Size: 23.82 MB
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Clutter S Last Stand. A humorous guide filled with anecdotes, cartoons, quizzes, and practical ideas for revealing if you are a collector of junk and how to get rid of the unnecessary clutter.

Major Pettigrew S Last Stand

Author: Helen Simonson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140880932X
Size: 67.84 MB
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Major Pettigrew S Last Stand. Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

The Last Stand

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446484300
Size: 39.34 MB
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The Last Stand. This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence. Two legendary figures dominate the events: George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull. Those involved are brought vividly to life, as well as the history, geography and haunting beauty of the Great Plains. This book provides a thrilling account of what happened there - and why - at the end of June 1876.

Last Stand George Bird Grinnell The Battle To Save The Buffalo And The Birth Of The New West

Author: Michael Punke
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008189358
Size: 13.41 MB
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Last Stand George Bird Grinnell The Battle To Save The Buffalo And The Birth Of The New West. From the #1 international bestselling author of THE REVENANT – the book that inspired the award-winning movie – comes the fascinating story of America’s first battle over the environment.

Empire Of The Summer Moon

Author: S.C. Gwynne
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849018200
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Empire Of The Summer Moon. In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second is 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. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal 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. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. 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. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old girl who was kidnapped by Comanches in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne's account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told.

The Last Stand

Author: Peter E. Kelly
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1897045190
Size: 19.17 MB
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The Last Stand. An ancient cedar forest exists on the Niagara Escarpment in a highly populated area. This full-colour book reveals the vital importance of this ecosystem to our natural heritage.