In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen audiobook

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI’s War on the American Indian Movement

By Peter Matthiessen
Read by Mark Bramhall

Blackstone Publishing 9780140144567

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433288616

  • ISBN: 9781433288593

  • ISBN: 9781433288623

  • ISBN: 9781433288661

Runtime: 28.69 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

On a hot June morning in 1975, a fatal shoot-out took place between FBI agents and American Indians on a remote property near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in which an Indian and two federal agents were killed. Eventually, four members of the American Indian Movement were indicted on murder charges in the deaths of the two agents. Leonard Peltier, the only one to be convicted, is now serving consecutive life sentences in a federal penitentiary.

Behind this violent chain of events lie issues of great complexity and profound historical resonance. In this controversial book, Peter Matthiessen brilliantly explicates the larger issues behind the shoot-out, including the Lakota Indians’ historical struggle with the US government, from Red Cloud’s war and Little Big Horn in the nineteenth century to the shameful discrimination that led to the new Indian wars of 1970s.

This powerful book was censored and kept off the shelves for eight years because of one of the most protracted and bitterly fought legal cases in publishing history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An important and angry book that belongs on the shelf containing A Century of Dishonor, Custer Died for Your Sins, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” Wallace Stegner, New Republic
“A giant of a book…Indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Meticulously researched…A courageous document.” Boston Globe
“A book of enormous importance…You have to believe that Crazy Horse would have loved its renegade spirit and unflinching reach for the truth.” Milwaukee Journal
“By the time I had turned the final page, I felt angry enough…to want to shout from the rooftops, ‘Wake up, America, before it is too damned late!’ For Matthiessen, in this extraordinary, complex work, powerfully propounds several large and disturbing themes which the white majority in America will ignore at extreme peril.” Washington Review
“Narrator Mark Bramhall can pronounce the extensive vocabulary of American Indian languages, and his voice brings to mind what modern Caucasians might imagine to be the speech patterns of eighteenth-century Native Americans trying to speak English.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Matthiessen

Author Bio: Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen (1927–2014) was the author of more than thirty books, including the New York Times bestseller The Snow Leopard. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1974. He was cofounder of the Paris Review and won two National Book Awards, the 2000 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, and the 2010 Spiros Vergos Prize for Freedom of Expression.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 28.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English