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Crazy Horse Hardcover – February 1, 1997


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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Fine Communications (February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567311709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567311709
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,278,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By M. Hatter on February 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you ever wanted to know what month the "moon of the popping trees," or who "the little people of the air" are all about, you only have to start this book. I have read it more times than you can count on five hands and it still moves me everytime. CRAZY HORSE probably paints the picture of exhiliration and despair of the 19th century Lakota(Sioux)and the end of their world as no other book on the subject I've read. (And I've read a lot of them.) When you've dried your tears at the end of this book, you begin to feel a kindred spirit with the Lakota and their struggle to save the world they know, and anger and contempt for the treaties and the word of the United States. Custer fans will be surprised that the so called "Battle of the Little Big Horn" appears with little fanfair in the book, it's almost over before you know it. The fact is, that's how the battle occured: just another skirmish with the soldiers, but one which the Lakota find out later is the turning point in their long struggle with the United States. A great tragedy in the classic sense of the word.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Zipper-Head on July 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The world needs more people like the man whose life is explored in this book. Taken from interviews with those who knew Crazy Horse in varying degrees, he is consistently shown to be highly principled, ethical, and devoted to the welfare of his people. His example best expresses the difference between a "Leader" and a "manager" or "CEO". All are necessary, be we have lately begun to mis-order their importance, and have begun to choke on our own bitter mediocrity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Evans on December 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
good service on delivery for a good important book on western history. Written by someone who grew up with some of Crazy Horse's relatives. A good read on an important character of our history.
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By HasPlenty on February 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book I rated with three stars because I was unhappy with it and it was not what I expected it to be.

Native American history, etc. is a passion of mine. However, I was disappointed in this particular book about Crazy Horse. I found it to be a slow read and, at times, confusing.

I would hesitate to recommend this book.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bottom of the 9th on October 12, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I was shocked and disappointed at how poorly this book was written. It is highly biased against white people and is littered with evidence of such. Sandoz goes out of her way to disparage whites while alternately glamorizing or overlooking the overwhelming hostility and military prowess the Sioux visited upon other tribes. If a white killed an Indian the death was gruesome and cruel, if on the other hand Crazy Horse killed a helpless Omaha WOMAN, it is a right of passage in the "boys will be boys" vein. Indeed many tribes such as the Pawnees gladly aligned themselves with the whites in order to check the aggression and expansion of the Sioux. Sandoz also conveniently twists facts leading readers to believe for instance that a major expedition by whites into the Black Hills was for gold and white man greed when in fact it was an archeological expedition led by a Princeton professor after prehistoric bones were discovered. Additionally. this book was just as much about tearing down Red Cloud as it was extolling Crazy Horse, probably in part because Crazy Horse in my opinion was nowhere near the great warrior he is oft claimed to be. He was a loner, aloof and divisive among his own people. I had to force myself to finish this 413 page book and it became a test of my will power to do so as I could only complete 8-10 pages at a time before having to put it down in disgust.
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