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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
von Dee Brown
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen A hard, emotional read and worth every second., 31. Juli 2000
I always wondered how the Native Americans ended up on reservations. Why did they give up there land? Why didn't they just live peacefully with the whites? Why did they end up on the worst land in the nation?
This book answers all those questions and more. I am saddened by the amount of treachery involved in the treaties with the Indian tribes. I had never heard an account told from the tribe's perspective before and wow! Is it ever different from the history taught in school!
This book is a hard, emotional read and worth every second. I also greatly enjoyed the pictures of the Chiefs and others involved. There are some truly beautiful portraits. I would say if you only read one book about the settling of America read this one.


Rose's Christmas Cookies
Rose's Christmas Cookies
von Rose Levy Beranbaum
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 28,88

5.0 von 5 Sternen My favorite!, 19. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Rose's Christmas Cookies (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I have used this book so much over the years that the binding broke and I had to put the pages into a notebook! I find that most of these cookies are great for everyday not just the holidays. It has large pictures of each cookie and excellent, easy to understand steps to follow. This is truly the only cookie book you need!


Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee
Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee
von Paul Chaat Smith
  Gebundene Ausgabe

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5.0 von 5 Sternen An eye-opener!, 29. Juni 2000
I knew nothing about any of the events depicted in this book. They had been referenced in some other readings I had completed so I was seeking out more information. I felt this book was a great synopsis of the events of the Indian rights movement of the 60's and 70's. I was disappointed in the lack of information on Leonard Peltier and his situation. I wanted the book to continue for a few more years! I think it is sad that the general public has forgotten, so quickly, what occurred during this time. I was born in 1965 and I think once this movement was waning from the media, it was quickly forgotten by the majority of Americans, which is sad. I would recommend this book to anyone searching to understand the plight of the Native Americans today and the history of their search for freedom and the right to exist as they choose.


Eating the Cheshire Cat: A Novel
Eating the Cheshire Cat: A Novel
von Helen E. Ellis
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen A perfect summer read, 22. Juni 2000
This book was a blast! I read it in one day because I couldn't stop thinking about it when I put it down. The characters are absolute mind-blowers! Although it does not delve too deeply into what makes the characters how they are, I didn't care! The story was too much fun. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for some good ol' escapism while vacationing this summer.


Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot
von J. Randy Taraborrelli
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 42,04

4.0 von 5 Sternen A surprising pleasure, 19. Juni 2000
I would not have bought this book myself, but a friend lent me her copy. It was a fascinating look at the Kennedy wives. I was surprised by how much I did not know about these women. This book brought a little humanity and respect to my view of these women, showing the trials they not ony survived but eventually triumphed over.


Gap Creek (Oprah's Book Club)
Gap Creek (Oprah's Book Club)
von Robert Morgan
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 21,64

4.0 von 5 Sternen A study in perseverance, 15. Juni 2000
This was a really good read. It followed the life of a young Appalachian girl at the turn of the century. I thought the descriptions in this book were very in-depth and engrossing. Julie, the main character, is a study in strength of mind and body. She is able to do what needs to be done simple because there is no one else to do it. She cares for herself and others in a fascinating, no-nonsense manner that is very engrossing. Although, it is a book without alot of happiness, it is a study of life and survival.


On the Rez
On the Rez
von Ian Frazier
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Fabulous!, 15. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: On the Rez (Taschenbuch)
I have never read a book by Ian Frazier before but I will definately read another one! I spent a lot of time reading this book aloud to my husband because I wanted somebody to discuss it with. I also sent it to my father-in-law. It really created a lot of interest in Native American issues for me. I have since researched some of the issues that Mr Frazier touched on.
If I had to say something negative, I would say that there should have been more information! I made a lot of notes about places and events that I wanted to know more about.
Overall, I loved it and am planning to read it again.


Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot
von J. Randy Taraborrelli
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 42,04

4.0 von 5 Sternen A Gracious Portrayal, 15. Juni 2000
Although I am not a follower of the Kennedys, a friend recommended this book so I read it. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. The portrayals of the three Kennedy wives was very even and seemed unbiased. I have a little more respect for the women in that family and the trials they had to endure.


The Pilot's Wife: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
The Pilot's Wife: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
von Anita Shreve
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 15,17

2.0 von 5 Sternen Barely worth the effort, 14. März 2000
Although I was interested enough to finish the story, I felt it had been a waste of time when it was over. Everything happened so conveniently. It was highly predictable and a little too neatly concluded. Really not worth the effort.


The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)
von Barbara Kingsolver
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen captivating, 11. März 2000
This book felt like a living, breathing representation of life as a missionary in the Congo. I enjoyed how the story was told through all the daughters eyes, not just from one perspective. It made the story richer and more intricately woven, showing how an event in a families life can be translated differently by each individual. A must read.


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