They had been watching them for weeks. It’s customary to say of certain nonfiction books — gussied up with plenty of 'color' and psychological speculation — that they 'read like a novel,' but truth be told, most of the time we’d have to be talking about a pretty mediocre novel. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn astonishing untold story of the American West The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. Published November 5th 2013 by Simon Schuster (first published November 1st 2013. A quintessentially Western tale of bold exploits, tough characters, brutal conditions and a lost way of life, this sounds like the sort of story that practically tells itself. The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend (Simon & Schuster, November 2013) was born. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The first book I read on the subject like most people was dee browns bury my heart at wounded knee which cut deep which my perception on the creation of modern cultures worldwide. Describing these proud peoples who had well defined and very complicated cultures, âStone-age savagesâ was the last straw. After this the fort was closed down for about 8mos. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 12, 2017. Gave me a great insight into the make-up of the various Sioux bands and how they eventually came together under the great man's leadership. At the peak of Red Cloud's powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Read 'The Journey of Crazy Horse' 2004 Joseph M. Marshall III, a Lakota author. He would also attack two forts at the same time.During this time is when Custer was killed with his men. Please try again. I have to admit that I am conflicted about this book. He then started back with the attacks not just on this fort but on two others as well. The conversations are turned into a manuscript that is then lost for a hundred years. Let me say this was a great book. Now, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of our nation’s most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told. I am of American Indian descent (not Sioux) and regard the treatment of the American Indians on par with other sweeping extermination campaigns; the only difference is the American Indians (as a group or in the multiplicity of their tribes) have never been given the same attention and study as the horrendous acts against the Jewish people and the despicable age of slavery. One last thought the fight against the indians or indigenous people, the single most continous war, over 300 years. However a biography of a tribal leader of historic importance, of battles against ruthless white domination, it must provid. In The Heart of Everything That Is, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin tell the story of Red Cloud’s rise to power against the backdrop of an exciting, dangerous, and in many ways tragic epoch, when American Indian warriors like Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull battled for the lushest hunting grounds and the prospect of gold and adventure lured men like John Bozeman and Nelson Story to … An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: "a page-turner with remarkable immediacy...and the narrative sweep of a great Western" ( The Boston Globe ). I became interested in this book after reading "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and I'm glad I read this one to further expand my perspective. He is able to bring in large amounts and he takes care of the older ones in Tribe and sick ones. Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. Acts committed on both sides are unimaginable, using never released material it portrays red cloud as a great military tactician but also cruel, read the chapter on the fetter man massacre and your romantic view will be tested , not in seeing them as savages (which they weren't) but as a people with a different outlook and perception, but to justify there scalping is impossible. And broken promises. Just some of the things we now do from the Indians. Yet you only realize how little justice most popular histories do to their source material when you come across a book, like this one, that does everything right. Evidently well researched, probably the best book treating the Red Cloud part of the Indian Wars of the 1860a. The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American LegendNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An astonishing untold story of the American West The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. A great book. His life, and the war that bears his name, are the subject of "The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend" by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. The untold story of Red Cloud is truly a history lesson on the old west but also on guerrilla warfare. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. The Untold Story Of Red Cloud, An American Legend ... At the peak of Red Cloud's powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. Red Cloud was a moral man, able leader and charismatic individual. “The Heart of Everything That Is” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, published by Simon & Schuster. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It's an "I'm Not Rappaport" kind of scene in which the vanquished Red Cloud, living out his last years on a reservation, is recounting his life to an old friend in a series of interviews. Should be said this is more of an overview of everything that was happening in present day Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota in the 1860s than a biography of Red Cloud. Evidently well researched, probably the best book treating the Red Cloud part of the Indian Wars of the 1860a. First, the narrative of this book is nice to follow, gently laying out more and more of the story of Red Cloud as it unfolds, only deviating momentarily to introduce new characters, or give deeper context to something that is about to unfold.