Geronimo

Paperback | June 18, 2013

byRobert M. Utley

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Renowned for ferocity in battle, legendary for an uncanny ability to elude capture, feared for the violence of his vengeful raids, the Apache fighter Geronimo captured the public imagination in his own time and remains a figure of mythical proportion today. This thoroughly researched biography by a renowned historian of the American West strips away the myths and rumors that have long obscured the real Geronimo and presents an authentic portrait of a man with unique strengths and weaknesses and a destiny that swept him into the fierce storms of history.

Historian Robert Utley draws on an array of new sources and his own lifelong research on the mountain West and white-Indian conflicts of the late nineteenth century to create an updated, accurate, and highly exciting narrative of Geronimo's life. Utley unfolds the story through the alternating perspectives of whites and Apaches, and he arrives at a more nuanced understanding of Geronimo's character and motivation than ever before. What it was like to be an Apache fighter-in-training, why Indians as well as whites feared Geronimo, how Geronimo maintained his freedom, and why he finally surrendered—the answers to these questions and many more fill the pages of this irresistable volume.

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Renowned for ferocity in battle, legendary for an uncanny ability to elude capture, feared for the violence of his vengeful raids, the Apache fighter Geronimo captured the public imagination in his own time and remains a figure of mythical proportion today. This thoroughly researched biography by a renowned historian of the American We...

Robert M. Utley is the award-winning author of seventeen books on western American history. During his career with the National Park Service he served as chief historian and assistant director. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2013Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300198361

ISBN - 13:9780300198362

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"...[A] professionally researched and written book that gives the reader a condensed description of Geronimo and provides thoughtful observations about the legend's complex life. It is definitely a worthwhile read for those interested in Apaches or the Wild West."—Bud Shapard, The Journal of Arizona History