BOOKS

The Earth is Weeping

Peter Cozzens

RRP: £25.00

6 April 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491497

RRP: £12.99

25 October 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491503

Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History

In a sweeping narrative, Peter Cozzens tells the gripping story of the wars that destroyed native ways of life as the American nation continued its expansion onto tribal lands after the Civil War, setting off a conflict that would last nearly three decades.

By using original research and first-hand sources from both sides, Cozzens illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies.

Bringing together a cast of fascinating characters, including Custer, Sherman, Grant and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping is the fullest account to date of how the West was won… and lost.