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The legendary Geronimo led one of the last great Apache uprisings against American expansionism. The lands of the Apache tribe comprised what is today part of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, and Geronimo was one of the last who dared to stand up to the powers that encroached on the Native American way of life. In the end, even the cunning and might of Ge The legendary Geronimo led one of the last great Apache uprisings against American expansionism. The lands of the Apache tribe comprised what is today part of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, and Geronimo was one of the last who dared to stand up to the powers that encroached on the Native American way of life. In the end, even the cunning and might of Geronimo had to surrender to the wayward expansion of the west. As a prisoner of war, he eventually became a part of the western machine, even getting money to pose for pictures at the state fair and taking part in re-enactments of the Wild West. His name certainly went down in history—so much so that World War II paratroopers picked up the habit of shouting it as they leaped from planes. The name Geronimo certainly leaps off the page as a larger than life figure, but just who was this nomad of the southwest? This book will discuss the life and legend of Geronimo in full.


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The legendary Geronimo led one of the last great Apache uprisings against American expansionism. The lands of the Apache tribe comprised what is today part of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, and Geronimo was one of the last who dared to stand up to the powers that encroached on the Native American way of life. In the end, even the cunning and might of Ge The legendary Geronimo led one of the last great Apache uprisings against American expansionism. The lands of the Apache tribe comprised what is today part of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, and Geronimo was one of the last who dared to stand up to the powers that encroached on the Native American way of life. In the end, even the cunning and might of Geronimo had to surrender to the wayward expansion of the west. As a prisoner of war, he eventually became a part of the western machine, even getting money to pose for pictures at the state fair and taking part in re-enactments of the Wild West. His name certainly went down in history—so much so that World War II paratroopers picked up the habit of shouting it as they leaped from planes. The name Geronimo certainly leaps off the page as a larger than life figure, but just who was this nomad of the southwest? This book will discuss the life and legend of Geronimo in full.

30 review for Geronimo: A Life from Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bettye McKee

    Breaking Bad Geronimo led a long and interesting life. The story begins with his birth, thus A Life from Beginning to End. First came the U.S. Government forcing the Apache settlement to move to a reservation to clear the way for white settlers. The selected reservation was uninhabitable, and the Apache negotiated for a better venue almost on the U.S.- Mexico border. The Apache routinely traded with the white men. One such trip ended with all of the women and children, as well as the men left to g Breaking Bad Geronimo led a long and interesting life. The story begins with his birth, thus A Life from Beginning to End. First came the U.S. Government forcing the Apache settlement to move to a reservation to clear the way for white settlers. The selected reservation was uninhabitable, and the Apache negotiated for a better venue almost on the U.S.- Mexico border. The Apache routinely traded with the white men. One such trip ended with all of the women and children, as well as the men left to guard them, being massacred by the Mexicans. The slain included Geronimo's wife, children and mother. The remainder of Geronimo's life was driven by vengeance. This is an interesting and informative read. Having heard the name Geronimo from childhood, I never knew the story of the man. 1

  2. 4 out of 5

    Yaotl Altan

    Al ser apache, Gerónimo aprendió algunas actividades características de su tribu como cazar animales salvajes, correr largas distancias en el desierto, montar a caballo, usar el arco y la flecha. Antes de la creación de México 🇲🇽 y EUA 🇺🇲 ya existían diversos pueblos originarios en lo que conocemos hoy como Norteamérica. Poco a poco fueron desplazando a esos pueblos indios de sus tierras, lo que generó problemas constantes entre estados militarizados e indios bravíos, pero mal armados. Gerónimo fu Al ser apache, Gerónimo aprendió algunas actividades características de su tribu como cazar animales salvajes, correr largas distancias en el desierto, montar a caballo, usar el arco y la flecha. Antes de la creación de México 🇲🇽 y EUA 🇺🇲 ya existían diversos pueblos originarios en lo que conocemos hoy como Norteamérica. Poco a poco fueron desplazando a esos pueblos indios de sus tierras, lo que generó problemas constantes entre estados militarizados e indios bravíos, pero mal armados. Gerónimo fue un apache rebelde incluso para su propia etnia. En su juventud, su familia fue asesinada por el ejército mexicano, situación que le llevó a atacar constantemente poblaciones del noroeste de México. Después fue el ejército yanqui quien comenzó a acosarlo en la época de expansionismo de EUA hacia el Pacífico. Progresivamente, esos pueblos indios fueron diezmados, hasta recluirlos en reservaciones en las que nunca se halló cómodo Gerónimo. Él y su pandilla fueron acusados de alcoholismo, saqueo, robo de licores, asesinatos y otros delitos hasta que finalmente fue capturado y terminó sus días tristemente: trabajando como atracción circense, autografiando fotos. #Geronimo #books #libros #Bücher #livros #libres #llibres #libri #книги #reading #lectura #lettura #lecture #Lesen #leitura #чтeние #apaches

  3. 4 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    ** Some Spoilers ** There is a lot of information in this short biography. I think I would have given it five stars but there are some glaring typos, such as using the date 1962 regarding Abraham Lincoln when it should be 1862. I did feel I learned a lot about Geronimo by reading this that I didn't know before reading it. I found this biography very sad and tragic, and in the end ironic. History is recorded in the eyes of the historian and I am sure Geronimo would have seen his raids in an entire ** Some Spoilers ** There is a lot of information in this short biography. I think I would have given it five stars but there are some glaring typos, such as using the date 1962 regarding Abraham Lincoln when it should be 1862. I did feel I learned a lot about Geronimo by reading this that I didn't know before reading it. I found this biography very sad and tragic, and in the end ironic. History is recorded in the eyes of the historian and I am sure Geronimo would have seen his raids in an entirely different way than outsiders, considering the fact that Geronimo's beloved wife, children, and mother were murdered. In that respect, he was almost like a "Braveheart" figure, in my opinion. The revenge killings went on for years on all sides and I couldn't help feeling sad and wishing none of it had happened. His life in the end was quite ironic. I thought this book was worth the read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mike Morss

    Geronimo I'm reading factual stories of important members of different native American tribes and this book was one of a list of about 4 books that I choose to read. As a truck driver, I once delivered a load of washers and dryers to the San Carlos Reservation. I was interested in how life on the reservation had changed from 1877 to when I was there. I enjoyed reading the book and I found it very interesting and informative. Geronimo I'm reading factual stories of important members of different native American tribes and this book was one of a list of about 4 books that I choose to read. As a truck driver, I once delivered a load of washers and dryers to the San Carlos Reservation. I was interested in how life on the reservation had changed from 1877 to when I was there. I enjoyed reading the book and I found it very interesting and informative.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mickey Craig

    A great book using original statements from Geronimo himself. His boyhood & becoming a true warrior was very detailed including escaping death & his battles with the Mexican military who. Slaughtered his people including his wife & children. A must read if you like history or Native American history.

  6. 4 out of 5

    David Parker

    It seemed like a pretty fair history of the Apache Mexican and American wars. Although the ending is different from another accounting that I had previously read. Certainly there was equal amounts of injustice from all sides. In the end, the leopard could not change his spots.

  7. 5 out of 5

    John Jackse

    Very Sad story about a great man Geromimo was an honest man who was treated ungrateful young treated by the US government and military. His family was was murdered by the Mexicans. He never recovered.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Vince Pillig

    Interesting! The more I read of Indian cultures the more I believe that the lack of written language was there biggest down fall.

  9. 4 out of 5

    jparvinjr

    Enjoyed this hourly history book. I found this book very interesting and read it twice. I didn't know much about Geronimo but only from movies. Enjoyed this hourly history book. I found this book very interesting and read it twice. I didn't know much about Geronimo but only from movies.

  10. 5 out of 5

    derick prentice

    Interesting, but hard to imagine his life at the same time as what's going on in Europe. Interesting, but hard to imagine his life at the same time as what's going on in Europe.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dianna

    New Info discovered I've read lots on Geronimo and still learned from this read. Hourly History books are favorites of mine, as my attention span is short. New Info discovered I've read lots on Geronimo and still learned from this read. Hourly History books are favorites of mine, as my attention span is short.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rubin Carpenter

    An amazing life of the man This account of the infamous Apache Geronimo is quite detailed tragic, shocking and overall amazing A Very well done biography

  13. 5 out of 5

    George Polansky

    Well written. Will stir your interest in Native American History.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alice Johnson

    I found the book to be sketchy at best. Seemed to be written like a middle school student's report. If you're looking to reading some real information about Geronimo, look elsewhere. I found the book to be sketchy at best. Seemed to be written like a middle school student's report. If you're looking to reading some real information about Geronimo, look elsewhere.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Betty M. Jones

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    Jean Martin

  18. 5 out of 5

    Walter Thomas

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    robert keehn

  20. 5 out of 5

    Chris L Moore

  21. 5 out of 5

    Marlene Musick

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michael McPeak

  23. 4 out of 5

    Arthur N. Kine

  24. 5 out of 5

    linda neuma

  25. 4 out of 5

    Deane Gordon

  26. 5 out of 5

    Roberta Slotnick

  27. 5 out of 5

    Louise Lowrie

  28. 5 out of 5

    charity waldner

  29. 5 out of 5

    Richard Ellis

  30. 5 out of 5

    janet

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