In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

  • by Peter Matthiessen
  • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
  • 28 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's war on the American Indian Movement.On a hot June morning in 1975, a fatal shoot-out took place between FBI agents and American Indians on a remote property near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in which an Indian and two federal agents were killed. Eventually, four members of the American Indian Movement were indicted on murder charges in the deaths of the two agents. Behind this violent chain of events lie issues of great complexity and profound historical resonance, brilliantly explicated by Peter Matthiessen in this controversial book.


What the Critics Say

"A giant of a book...Indescribably touching, extraordinarily intelligent." (Los Angeles Times)
"The first solidly documented account of the U.S. government's renewed assault upon American Indians that began in the 1970s." (Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee)


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A complete waste of time

What a bunch of liberal apologist drivel! Can't believe I have wasted the time and money on this book. Nearly halfway through and should have stopped hours ago.
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- Bill Phifer

Good Story But Too Much Detail

Very interesting story on a matter that I had not previously heard of, but the book dives into way too much detail on minor points that might be important in a court case, but are not needed for the story or to believe the veracity of the author. Not only does the author state his bias, but it is clear from the start. I have hit the fast forward button several times and was amazed that it left no gaps in my understanding even though I zoomed through a good hour of audio at a time.
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- darrin class

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.