The Life and Death of Crazy Horse by Russell Freedman

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True to the modest spirit of the great Oglala Sioux warrior.
 

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Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Scholastic Inc. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Unlike Judith St. George (Crazy Horse, 1994), Freedman plays down his subjects bloodthirsty side, but both authors present balanced, convincing accounts of the prejudice, confusion, and simple incomprehension that fueled the Indian Wars, and reaffirm the central role that Crazy Horse played in them.

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This latest biography from a master of the genre draws on first-hand accounts of the life and personality of the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse, combining them with a succinct but dramatic narration

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she also took stands on tough political issues, both in her dance (e.g., Deep Song, 1937, which ""expressed her anguish over the brutal Spanish Civil War"") and in her life--she refused to perform at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin (""How could I dance in Nazi Germany?"").

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A natural follow-up to Freedman's biography of FDR, this impeccably researched, highly readable study of one of this country's greatest First Ladies is nonfiction at its best.

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This latest biography from a master of the genre draws on first-hand accounts of the life and personality of the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse, combining them with a succinct but dramatic narration of the bloody conflict that ended only with the forced settlement of the last free Native Americ...

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