Imagen del editor

A Sorrow in Our Heart the Life of Tecumseh

Eckert, Allan W.

789 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0553080237 / ISBN 13: 9780553080230
Editorial: Bantam, 1992
Condición: Very Good Plus Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Books On Main (Findlay, OH, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 4 de marzo de 1998

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 22,13 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 3,44 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

book is clean back spine is lightly worn inscription signed and dated by Eckert on half title page. jacket in protective wrap is clean not price clipped. N° de ref. de la librería 30837

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: A Sorrow in Our Heart the Life of Tecumseh

Editorial: Bantam

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good Plus

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

A biography of the famous Shawnee describes Tecumseh's plan to amalgamate all North American tribes into one people, his role as statesman and military strategist, and his death in the Battle of Thames. 35,500 first printing.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A spirited but misdirected stab at a definitive biography of the great Shawnee warrior, from prolific historian and novelist Eckert, whose six-volume nonfiction The Winning of America series (Twilight of Empire, Gateway to Empire, etc.) paved the way for this epic. Employing what he terms ``narrative biography'' as a touchstone (and as an apparent euphemism for poetic license), Eckert embarks on a quest for the real Tecumseh, seeking a life buried beneath countless legends and tales. The result is a mammoth account of a remarkable American from the spectacular moment of his birth--concurrent with the appearance of a brilliant shooting star- -to his sudden death in the Battle of Thames in 1813, an event described in more than 40 different ways by ``eyewitnesses.'' Along with the portrait of a man of keen insight and ability--a natural leader who eschewed the role of chief but who sought tirelessly to unite all tribes in a pan-Indian movement--emerges a rich tapestry of Native American society in the Ohio region during Tecumseh's time. The Indian leader and his family, especially his brother, the prophet Tenskwatawa, figured dramatically in the growing violence along the frontier as white settlers swarmed across the Appalachians onto Indian lands. By emphasizing the greatness of Tecumseh, however, Eckert minimizes the significance of tribal unification as a wider phenomenon and the role of spiritual leaders in firing that movement, to the extent that, for instance, Tenskwatawa is depicted as a sniveling conniver achieving renown largely through his brother's generosity. A biography that succeeds better as fiction. Astoundingly detailed but ambitious to a fault, in its interpretative zeal it strays from, or at least embellishes, the historical record to the point of being suspect. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

General stock of hard cover books

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

Call or E-mail to reserve. Payment by MASTERCARD, VISA, CHECK or M.O. All items returnable within 10 days. Ohio residents please add 6% sales tax. Multi-volume sets and large single volumes are shipped at actual cost. Shipping to foreign countries at cost. Orders shipped promptly.

Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Giro Postal