The Fox and the Whirlwind by Peter Aleshire
General George Crook and Geronimo, A Paired Biography

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TWO OF AMERICAN HISTORY'S MOST BRILLIANT WARRIORS-AND FIERCEST ENEMIES-COME ALIVE

"An invaluable addition to western history."-Evan Connell, author of Son of the Morning Star

"Written like fine historical fiction, but substantial, substantive, enlightening."-Kirkus Reviews

This captivating dual biography chronicles the lives and battles of two of America's most famous warriors, the legendary Apache shaman, Geronimo, and the nation's most successful Indian fighter, General George Crook. Artfully constructed from their own words, as well as newspaper accounts and the firsthand recollections of those who fought with-and against-them, here is a compelling and uniquely evenhanded account of the intriguing men at the center of one of American history's most definitive, longest-running struggles-the infamous Apache Wars. Born to defend their respective cultures-and destined to destroy each other in the process-the vengeful, spiritually powerful Indian warrior and the remorseless, consummate professional officer are inextricably bound to each other in the fabric of our country, and in the hearts of their peoples.
 

About Peter Aleshire

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Peter Aleshire is an award-winning journalist and magazine editor. He was named Journalist of the Year in 2009 by the Arizona Newspaper Publisher's Association and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of ten books about nature and history. He lives in Payson, Arizona.
 
Published December 10, 2007 by Wiley. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Aleshire (professor of American Studies at Arizona State University and author of Reaping the Whirlwind) seeks to replicate the format of Stephen E.

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"Geronimo and General Crook were born to destroy each other."

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