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The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

Utley, Robert M.

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ISBN 10: 0805012745 / ISBN 13: 9780805012743
Published by Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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The book is bound in orange paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine. No defects to note on book. The dust jacket is price clipped and has minor shelf edge wear. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. 413pp., index, black and white photos/illustrations, map. "Utley's vivid historical biography corrects the many misconceptions about the life of the Native American leader who resisted the full force of the U. S. government for twenty-five years.". Bookseller Inventory # 012091

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Title: The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times...

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: VG

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Chronicles the life of the famous warrior, Sitting Bull, correcting many common misconceptions about the legendary native American. By the author of The Last Days of the Sioux. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. History Bk Club Main. BOMC. QPB.

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"His narrative is griping....Mr. Utley transforms Sitting Bull, the abstract, romanticized icon and symbol, into a flesh-and-blood person with a down-to-earth story....THE LANCE AND THE SHIELD clears the screen of the exaggerations and fantasies long directed at the name of Sitting Bull."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Reviled by the United States government as a troublemaker and a coward, revered by his people as a great warrior chief, Sitting Bull has long been one of the most fascinating and misunderstood figures in American history. Now, distinguished historian Robert M. Utley has forged a compelling new portrait of Sitting Bull, viewing the man from the Lakota perspective for the very first time to render the most unbiased and historically accurate biography of Sitting Buil to date.
WINNER OF THE SPUR AWARD FOR BEST WESTERN NONFICTION
HISTORICAL BOOK OF 1993
A MAIN SELECTIN OF THE HISTORY BOOK CLUB
A FEATURED ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK
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