7/10/2013 12:01:00 AM Author of 'Empire of the Summer Moon' to speak at Bay View
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SC Gwynne, author of "Empire of the Summer Moon" will be at Bay View on Tuesday, July 16 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. to do a reading and lecture in Voorhies Hall. Gwynne's gripping non-fiction account of the life of Quanah Parker and the death of the Comanche Nation has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for months.
Gwynne is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared extensively in Time, for which he worked as bureau chief, national correspondent and senior editor from 1988 to 2000, and in Texas Monthly, where he was executive editor. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, and California Magazine. His previous book Outlaw Bank (co-authored with Jonathan Beaty) detailed the rise and fall of the corrupt global bank BCCI.
Gwynne's "Empire of the Summer Moon" spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Gwynne's exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads-a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being.
Tickets for this author event can be purchased on line at bayviewassociation.org or in person for $10 at the Voorhies Hall box office.