Empire of the Summer Moon
Richard A. Wright, The Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs, Professor of Geography

S.C. Gwynne book concerns Cynthia Parker and her son Quanah. The former was captured by Comanches as a 9-year-old; the latter grew up to be the last, and very formidable, Indian leader in the Southwest in the late 1800s. Apart from what I had gleaned from Cormac McCarthy, I knew very little about this time and place until I read this book. Open the first page and start reading—you will not put this book down.