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A Sorrow in Our Heart; The Life of Tecumseh: Eckert, Allan W. A Sorrow in Our Heart; The Life of Tecumseh: Eckert, Allan W. A Sorrow in Our Heart; The Life of Tecumseh: Eckert, Allan W.

A Sorrow in Our Heart; The Life of Tecumseh

Eckert, Allan W.

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ISBN 10: 0553080237 / ISBN 13: 9780553080230
Published by Bantam Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful, crisp book with no bumps and snow white pages and page edges.Dustjacket is likewise nice save price-clip and looks most most handsome in brand new mylar. Attractive map endpapers. SIGNED and inscribed on title page. Massive book by a respected Ohio historian who utilized no less than 850 sources to construct a scholarly, yet accessible, work replete with extensive amplification notes at back of book. .862 pages. Indexed. Eckert died in 2011. He has been named Ohio's Favorite Author of all Times. Several SIGNED Eckert titles available. Bookseller Inventory # 11462E

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Title: A Sorrow in Our Heart; The Life of Tecumseh

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

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A biography of the famous Shawnee describes Tecumseh's plan to amalgamate all North American tribes into one people, his role as statesman and military strategist, and his death in the Battle of Thames. 35,500 first printing.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A spirited but misdirected stab at a definitive biography of the great Shawnee warrior, from prolific historian and novelist Eckert, whose six-volume nonfiction The Winning of America series (Twilight of Empire, Gateway to Empire, etc.) paved the way for this epic. Employing what he terms ``narrative biography'' as a touchstone (and as an apparent euphemism for poetic license), Eckert embarks on a quest for the real Tecumseh, seeking a life buried beneath countless legends and tales. The result is a mammoth account of a remarkable American from the spectacular moment of his birth--concurrent with the appearance of a brilliant shooting star- -to his sudden death in the Battle of Thames in 1813, an event described in more than 40 different ways by ``eyewitnesses.'' Along with the portrait of a man of keen insight and ability--a natural leader who eschewed the role of chief but who sought tirelessly to unite all tribes in a pan-Indian movement--emerges a rich tapestry of Native American society in the Ohio region during Tecumseh's time. The Indian leader and his family, especially his brother, the prophet Tenskwatawa, figured dramatically in the growing violence along the frontier as white settlers swarmed across the Appalachians onto Indian lands. By emphasizing the greatness of Tecumseh, however, Eckert minimizes the significance of tribal unification as a wider phenomenon and the role of spiritual leaders in firing that movement, to the extent that, for instance, Tenskwatawa is depicted as a sniveling conniver achieving renown largely through his brother's generosity. A biography that succeeds better as fiction. Astoundingly detailed but ambitious to a fault, in its interpretative zeal it strays from, or at least embellishes, the historical record to the point of being suspect. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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