This is a different type of genre than I normally read! I love movies set in this time period and stories about the old west, so I thought I should read this.
One of my goals this year was to read more intellectual, historical or classic books just to learn more.
So, if you might be interested in a book like this, here is The Apache Wars book review!
About the Book:
In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland
They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides–the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid.
In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free’s story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands–a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.
My first impression of this book was it was incredibly researched and detailed. I can only imagine how long it took him to write this book with so much historical facts. I was intrigued in the beginning because I have heard of all these famous Apache warriors and the Americans involved in these wars.
Even though I don’t typically read this in depth of a historical book, I enjoyed reading this one for all the interesting history from this time in the 1800s.
Most people don’t know much about this time period, since the civil war was also going on at this time, and in Texas, we had many of our own problems.
This book was very well written, and was an awesome learning experience.
If you enjoy this or know someone who likes this type of book, I highly recommend.
What are you currently reading right now? I have a fun summer book list to share with you soon, so stay tuned!
“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”