A wretched book that promotes old tropes about "savage", "uncivilized" Indians. Far better is Pekka Hamalainen's amazing _The Comanche Empire_ for its depth and sensitivity. By contrast, Gwynne's book reads like a bad Cormac McCarthy novel.
A fantastic page turner and detailed glimpse into a brief history of the Plains Indians of the hill country region of Texas, Better known as the Comancheria, to Oklahoma.
Sullivan Ross ,( my great grandfather), one of the great heroes of TEXAS, that is highly unknown the first sitting governor in the capitol building that sits today in Austin Texas in the savior of Cynthia parker from captivity. But the big story is the Comanche Indian tribe the great plains Indian, vicious, the civilized, apathetic, intelligent.
This book is Quanah
I honestly don't understand why this audiobook is so highly rated, for it is glaringly Eurocentric and quite dated in some of its perspectives (e.g. any discussions pertaining to "civilization"). I could not finish it and subsequently deleted it from my library.
I loved this book. It told the dirty truth. I am part Natjve American and it’s time someone had the courage to tell the truth. Thank you for a job well done. Some of it is hard to take but it happend
Tragic story. narrator did an excellent job
Comprehensive and historically accurate book on the Comanches.
great story, narrator good
This audiobook was amazing I sat parked in my driveway after getting home to finish whatever chapter I was on. The only thing I would say is that the book has disturbingly graphic violent first hand accounts, a couple of times I was literally sick to my stomach but it really happened and should be included.
One of the best book ever to me. I listened to audio version, and to be honest, never wanted it to stop! Absolute fantastic piece of historic literature!
good book audiobook to have and to listen to,
Great book. If you are from Texas, you will love this book as many present day towns in Texas and Oklahoma are used as references.
Good, but overhyped..
Why wasn't this taught in school?
All I can say is Wow! Great book! Ive lived in Texas all my life and learned things I never knew. For example that Cynthia Ann Parker was buried (the first time) just a few miles from my farm in East Texas! Many other amazing and interesting facts about the Comanche Indians, Texas Rangers and Texas History.
Very engaging book
If you’re a student of Texas history , Comanche history, Indian culture or any of the above....this book is for you.
I do wish the Narrator had taken the time to learn to pronounce certain nouns. The Pecos River (or town) is NOT pronounced PEEcOhs, rather it is pronounced PAYcus. There were many other blunders uttered by the narrator as far as Texas nouns are concerned. Makes me wonder what was fumbled trying to pronounce Comanche nouns. Outside of that, it was educational, enjoyable, and even sad. Good book
very informative and had me attentively listening. learned a lot more than I thought I would
A great history of the Comanche and how they dominated the Southwest region of the US. Additionally, Gwynne provides fascinating look at the history of Texas. A great book if you’re interested in the history of the Comanche or of Texas.
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