Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee : An Indian History of the American West

Dee Brown

Grover Gardner (Narrator)

10-15-09

14hrs 22min

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Nonfiction/History

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10-15-09

14hrs 22min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/History

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“Grover Gardner is an exceptional narrator…He carries a reading along without artifice, making for a smooth listening experience….His able, clear pronunciation of Native American names makes them seem commonplace, with no hesitation or awkwardness. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year in 2010
An Audie Award Finalist
A #1 New York Times bestseller

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown’s classic, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated.

A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was won—and lost. It tells a story that should not be forgotten and so must be retold from time to time.

Praise

“Grover Gardner is an exceptional narrator…He carries a reading along without artifice, making for a smooth listening experience….His able, clear pronunciation of Native American names makes them seem commonplace, with no hesitation or awkwardness. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“Original, remarkable, and finally heartbreaking…Impossible to put down.” New York Times

“Shattering, appalling, compelling…One wonders…who indeed were the savages.” Washington Post

“Fascinating and painful.” Wall Street Journal

“A first-rate account—strongly and ardently written.” New Yorker

“The Indian wars were shown to be the dirty murders they were.” New York Review of Books

“Though Hollywood and penny dreadfuls portrayed Indians as red devils who launched unprovoked attacks on innocent homesteaders, Brown’s research shows that the opposite is closer to the truth…An essential purchase.” Library Journal

“Mind-blowing…It’s all about the history that we aren’t taught. And the whole idea of spirituality that we’re not taught either, even though it’s a huge part of who we are.” Steve Earle, singer, songwriter, and author

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Language English
Release Day Oct 14, 2009
Release Date October 15, 2009
Release Date Machine 1255564800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories History, Americas, Most Popular, New York Times Bestsellers
Author Bio
Dee Brown

Dorris Alexander “Dee” Brown (1908–2002), born in Alberta, Louisiana, grew up in Arkansas, where he became friends with Native Americans. He worked as a reporter in Harrison, Arkansas, before becoming a teacher and librarian. He is the author of over twenty-five books on the American West and the Civil War.

Narrator Bio
Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Overview

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year in 2010
An Audie Award Finalist
A #1 New York Times bestseller

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown’s classic, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the series of battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them and their people demoralized and decimated.

A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was won—and lost. It tells a story that should not be forgotten and so must be retold from time to time.

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