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The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (Paperback)
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The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (Paperback)

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Paperback 576 Pages / Published: 01/03/2018
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'Extraordinary... Few writers possess the descriptive talent that the immensity of the American west demands.' - The Times 

In 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.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786491510
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 591 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 41 mm
Edition: Main


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'Extraordinary... Few writers possess the descriptive talent that the immensity of the American west demands.' - The Times 

'Peter Cozzens's sweeping, expert and appalling account of the murder of America's Indians.' - Spectator

'A detailed recounting of random carnage, bodies burned, treaties broken and treachery let loose across the land.' - New York Times 

'Truly epic and beautifully written' - Tribune

'Treachery on such an epic scale can bear many retellings, and this account stands out for its impressive detail and scope.' - Washington Post

'Cozzens does an exceptional job of examining the viewpoints of both sides, making heavy use of previously untapped primary sources... This is a timely and thorough book, presenting the story without hyperbole or histrionics.' - New York Journal of Books 

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