The definitive history of a remarkable people, from their prehistoric origins to their destruction in the mid-19th century
T. R. Fehrenbach was born in San Benito, Texas, in 1925 and graduated from Princeton University in 1947. He has been a contributor to many publications, including Esquire, The Atlantic, The Saturday Evening Post, and The New Republic. He is the author of the best-selling Lone Star- A History of Texas and the Texans and Fire and Blood- A History of Mexico, among other works. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Lillian.
For a complete history of the Comanches, this book probably has no
equal -- Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Fehrenbach is a highly interpretive and original writer, whose work rests on solid scholarship. His book ranges grandly across the disciplines from folklore to anthropology to history * Southwestern Historical Quarterly *
Marvellous * New York Times *
A compelling account...Vivid, poignant and authoritative * The Herald *
This is a very good book. Like virtually all good books about the American Indian, it tells a tragic story, but unlike many of them, it tells it well. The author has mastered an extensive and complex subject: he is flexible, well-organized, and sensitive -- Larry McMurtry