eBook - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Renowned for ferocity in battle, legendary for an uncanny ability to elude capture. feared for the violence of his vengeful raids. the Apache fighter Geronimo captured the public imagination in his own time and remains a mythic figure today. This thoroughly researched biography by a renowned historian of the American West strips away the myths and rumors that have long obscured the real Geronimo and presents an authentic portrait of a man with unique strengths and weaknesses and a destiny that swept him into history. Utley unfolds the story through the alternating perspectives of whites and Apaches, and he arrives at a more nuanced understanding of Geronimo's character and motivation than ever before. What it was like to be an Apache fighter-in-training, why Indians as well as whites feared Geronimo, how Geronimo maintained his freedom, and why he finally surrendered--the answers to these questions and many more fill these pages.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780300189001
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 348 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2013

"Geronimo, leader of a group of Chiricahua Apache who were infamous for their brutal raids along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 1870s and '80s, was a complex figure who came to symbolise the Native Americans' efforts to remain free of U.S. Government control. In this detailed and nuanced biography, historian Robert Utley vividly depicts the landscape and geography where Geronimo lived and fought, and subtly characterises the man himself. Geronimo also offers a broader view of Apache culture and customs and brings to life other key leaders, including Cochise and Geronimo's mentor, Mangas Coloradas." February 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top