The 1st Flatiron #bookclub 📕📗📘continues. If you are interested in understanding western US expansion and the native populations, especially the final rides of the #Comanche, the masterful horseback mounted raiders, than "Empire of the Summer Moon" 2010, is for your eyes/ears. •••
It is the Austin, TX journalist, SC Gwynne's amazing history of the dwindling days of the Comanche via the inexorable encroachment of the eponymous settlers driven by the United States manifest destiny to "go west" and claim your homestead. An epic, rowdy read of how this particular section of the west was whipped and wrested away from the native people. •••
I always buy my books at #thrift and used shops and sometimes when you're lucky you'll find a receipt, an annotated bookmark or best of all a personal note, and as you #see in this image, there was a heartfelt card which included the #quote, "You can judge the true worth of a man's character by how he treats the person who can do nothing for him." ••• #truth #wisdom #sagacious
Words to give by!
What are you reading?