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Blood Brother

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A classic of Southwestern literature and the basis for the highly acclaimed 1950 film, Broken Arrow, Blood Brother is "a history in fiction form, of the Southwest . . . following the adventures of Cochise, noted chief of the Chiricahua Apaches, and Tom Jeffords, famous peace maker and Indian agent."-Library Journal
Paperback, 454 pages
Published April 1st 1979 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1947)
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Aug 25, 2010 Juenbug rated it it was amazing
Totally unexpectedly LOVED this book. I was sucked in from the first sentence. In a nutshell, this is a fictional telling of the story of Cochise, last great chief of the Apaches.
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Jan 10, 2009 Lisa B rated it it was amazing
I have read this book at least twice - they made it into a movie: Broken Arrow - many years ago. Love it - will probably read it again
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Jun 29, 2012 Daniel Pitcher rated it it was amazing
Okay, I'm not going to say this lightly...but this has just become the favourite book I have ever read. I really had trouble putting it down. Work, family and sleeping all became nuisances whilst I had this on the go, I found it that engrossing. In some respects I also found it life changing. Since beginning to read about the Native Americans I have been very struck by their remarkably healthy philosophy & their healthy outlook on life. I keep thinking that it was a shame the early Europeans ...more
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Jan 14, 2013 Siegfried Gony rated it it was ok
Fred Freakoutski | 1 comments I like Ellen Melly, too. Some other good ones are Jim Stiles' book on Moab, Gretel Ehrlich "Solice in Open Spaces", William Kitteridge-Hole in the Sky, Ivan Doig-This House of Sky, Andrew Garcia-Tough Trip Through Paradise (as funny as Monkey Wrench but way different), Joy Harjo-How We Became Human, Mary Clearman Blew-All But The Waltz, and John Rember-Traplines. I hope this helps you get started down your own path of western writers.
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A sad and romantic tale of the old west.
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Both hubby and I enjoyed.
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Elliot Arnold was an American newspaper feature writer, novelist, screenwriter, and became a feature writer with the New York World-Telegram. Among his books, Elliott Arnold is probably best known for his novel Blood Brother that was made into the acclaimed 1950 motion picture Broken Arrow and an ensuing 1956 television series of the same name. Among his other works, his 1949 biography of Sigmund ...more
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