Crazy Horse by Larry McMurtry
(Penguin Lives)

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Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure in American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day. This superb biography looks back across more than 120 years at the life and death of this great Sioux warrior who became a reluctant leader at the Battle of Little Bighorn. With his uncanny gift for understanding the human psyche, Larry McMurtry animates the character of this remarkable figure, whose betrayal by white representatives of the U.S. government was a tragic turning point in the history of the West. A mythic figure puzzled over by generations of historians, Crazy Horse emerges from McMurtry’s sensitive portrait as the poignant hero of a long-since-vanished epoch.


 

About Larry McMurtry

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Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Penguin Books. 172 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Romance. Non-fiction

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McMurtry's historical biography of Crazy Horse, the Sioux warrior who was a leader at the Battle of Little Big Horn, is one of two initial audio releases in the new Penguin Lives series. (The other is

Jan 04 1999 | Read Full Review of Crazy Horse (Penguin Lives)

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As one of the inaugural volumes in Penguin Lives, a series of slim biographies pairing well-known writers with appropriate biographical subjects, Larry McMurtry's Crazy Horse gets things off to an inauspicious start.

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