Rising on Amazon as a result of an interview (listen here) on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, is Empire of the Summer Moon, a book about the life of the last chief of the Comanches, Quanah. It also tells the fascinating story of Quanah’s mother, a white woman, who was captured by the Comanches and became famous for not wanting to return to her former life. The book is now at #10 on Amazon.

It was also recently reviewed in the NYT Book Review, along with Nathaniel Philbrick’s book about Custer and Sitting Bull, The Last Stand.

While Summer Moon currently outranks The Last Stand on Amazon, libraries are showing many more holds, and on more copies, of the Philbrick title.

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
S. C. Gwynne
Retail Price: $27.50
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2010-05-25)
ISBN / EAN: 1416591052 / 9781416591054

Tantor Audio; Read by David Drummond; Unabridged

Trade; 9781400116553; 12 CD’s; $39.99
Library; 9781400146550; 12 CD’s; $79.99
MP3; 9781400166558; 2 MP3-CD; $29.99

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