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Sinopsis: A journalist provides a provocative look at the systematic reign of terror against the Osage Indians that took place during the 1920s, revealing a campaign of swindles, murder, and cover-up designed to seize the tribe's wealth. 20,000 first printing. Tour.
From Kirkus Reviews: McAuliffe, an editor for the Washington Post, offers an informative, often poignant story of a suppressed chapter of American history--a kind of Native American Roots. Sybil Bolton, the author's maternal grandmother, died many deaths--or so it seems. Did she die of complications from diabetes, as McAuliffe was first told? Did she succumb to kidney disease, as his mother later claimed? Did she commit suicide, as the death certificate attests? Or was she murdered while holding her infant daughter in her arms? McAuliffe, who was not told of his Indian heritage until he was 15, sets out to find the answer. The title of his book not only reflects the varied accounts of her demise but also seeks to universalize her story, as the author uncovers an unsavory corner of the American Dream. Bolton was an Osage Indian, a tribe that became unimaginably rich during the first part of this century after oil was discovered on their Oklahoma land. Whites, who had previously taken little notice of it, sought to secure the land by purchase, swindle, subterfuge, and even murder: In what became known as the Osage Reign of Terror, 1%3% of the tribe were killed within a short period of time. Virtually all these deaths were swept under the rug and never investigated. Journeying to Pawhuska, Okla., center of the old Osage reservation, the author becomes convinced that Bolton was indeed murdered, probably by her mother's husband, in an attempt to get her oil royalties. As he searches for clues to a homicide, he gets in touch with his Indian past and comes to know himself better. It's all very intriguing and reads like a murder mystery, but the book is flawed by McAuliffe's essentializing of Indians. His attribution of his alcoholism to his Indianness, for instance, comes perilously close to racism. (Author tour) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Título: The Deaths of Sybil Bolton: An American ...
Editorial: Times Books
Año de publicación: 1994
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Times Books, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_206802648
Descripción Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Nº de ref. de la librería G081292150XI3N00
Descripción Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Nº de ref. de la librería G081292150XI3N00
Descripción Times Books, 1994. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP11058160
Descripción Times Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 081292150X Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Nº de ref. de la librería Z081292150XZ2
Descripción Times Books, New York, 1994. First Edition. Gift inscription by author to previous owner on half title page. Octavo; VG/VG-; Black/white spine with white text; DJ with brodart, sticker on front cover interior flap, very small spot on bottom portion of front cover; Boards strong, minimal rubbing to corners; Textblock clean; 337pp. Rockville. Nº de ref. de la librería 7-19-1283005
Descripción Times Books, 1994. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 081292150X-2-4
Descripción Times Books, New York. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. The spine of the book is sunned at the bottom and slightly cocked. The mylar wrapped dust jacket isprice clipped, and bumped and chipped at the corners and spine. The top left corner of the spine also has a one inch closed tear. The front cover has an 'Autographed Copy' sticker attached. Overall condition for both is Good. 337 pages. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 26265
Descripción Crown, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG081292150X
Descripción Times Books, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P02081292150X