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If you want to discover the captivating history of Geronimo, then pay attention.

His name was Geronimo. And any mention of that name immediately conjures up images of the last gasp of Native American control of the Western Frontier. Geronimo, to be sure, was one of the most effective leaders in the resistance against America’s westward advance, but he was much more than just a good field commander for the Apaches.

For even after the West was supposedly won, Geronimo proved more than ready to adapt. And when the Apache Wars came to a close, he was able to rebrand himself as an icon of western Americana. In many instances, he actually got paid by the very ones who thought they had vanquished him, as Geronimo became a kind of celebrity, participating in Wild West shows in which he basically acted out what was his life - or at least what was perceived to be his life. But in reality, the real Geronimo was much more than an accomplished horseman riding the range. He was more than a marauder raiding hapless settlers. And he was more than a skilled marksman, medicine man, and shaman.

In this book, you will get the full picture of Geronimo: the good, the bad, and the downright incredible.

In Geronimo: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Well-Known Native Americans Who Was a Leader of the Apache Tribe and a Prominent Figure of the Wild West, you will discover topics such as:

  • The days of his youth
  • Geronimo continues his quest
  • The Apaches go on the warpath
  • The greatest wrong
  • Geronimo the renegade
  • Resigned to his fate
  • The revolving door of the reservation
  • Retired from the range
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about Geronimo, buy this book today!

©2020 Captivating History (P)2020 Captivating History

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Captivating History, thanks for the effort.

This audiobook does not seek to make a cult-hero of Geronimo. It shows the facts, as well as the author, can pick through all of his research and compiles them into an accurate biography with no frills and fancy embellishments.

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The Real Geronimo

Here again, a serious historian provides an easy and interesting read on a true American legend. This audiobook is a great addition to any Apache and southwest historians library. It is also recommended for the casual listener who simply is looking for a refreshing look at Geronimo.

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Well written, some new insights.

This is a well researched and very good audiobook about the famous Apache leader, Geronimo. It covers all his life and explains how he viewed the things happening around him, and especially how it affected him and his followers, personally in what were very tough times. I can highly recommend this to those who have an interest in the days and events of the Old West.

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A Captivating Guide

Fascinating contemplation and recounting of a poignant time in our history and of a man whose name and life have come to illustrate the dilemma of native Americans.

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Geronimo: A Mistreated American

If you are into American history or Native Americans, this autobiography is right up your alley. Geronimo was quite a warrior and quite injured by our government and the Mexican forces. He insisted that it be in his words after much arguing with our Washington geniuses, he was finally allowed to do so.

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Geronimo, An Authentic Portrayal of an American

Geronimo presents his story, laid out by topic: Origin of the Apache Indians, Early Life, The Mexicans, Raids That Were Successful, Heavy Fighting, Coming Of The White Men, Greatest of Wrongs, Removals, Prison And On The Warpath, The Final Struggle, Surrender of Geronimo and A Prisoner of War.

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"Geronimo: in his own words"

A better title might be "Geronimo: In his own words. I am giving stars because of the quality of the transcription, not the content of the story. While the observations and disclaimers of the narrator irritated me at times, they served as some reminder of the culture of the times.

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  • 12-14-20

Accurate biography.

This audiobook expresses the realities as well as the author can determine through all of his research and compiles them into an accurate biography with no frills and flowery decorations.

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  • Joanne Hammond
  • 12-13-20

A very good work from his viewpoint.

The audiobook indicates that a figure does not have to be sensationalized to be fascinating. Geronimo was one of the USA's most interesting personalities.

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  • Doris Gray
  • 12-13-20

The best Geronimo bio I've seen

I'm a student of Apache history and I enjoy visiting the Apache historical sites. This audio-book is well written, with a unique style in some ways. There is little new information here that I didn't already know. The author does explore the possibility that Geronimo was an interpreter for Cochise at an important meeting with the whites-that I had never heard. He also leaves out some important details of Geronimo's "Handiwork" during his raids, which I found disappointing.

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  • Peter Garland
  • 11-30-20

A fine little biography of Geronimo

A little biography of Geronimo. It's told by him though, so it seems there may be a little embellishment. interesting reflection of the native American culture and their interactions with Mexico and the US government.

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  • William Fraser
  • 11-30-20

Native American History

Geronimo in his own words, the only thing I found bad about the work was it was too short, but being as the reporter had to get President Teddy Roosevelt to intervene with the Reservation commander to even be able to sit, and talk with Geronimo it is a good listen.

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  • Jane Elliott
  • 11-30-20

Geronimo is the shindizzle!!

I liked the history of Geronimo and how he survived and was brave after all the wounds he received. I recommend this audible to any fellow eighth graders because this work teaches you a lot about Geronimo now want to listen more about Geronimo.