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In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told and re-told over generations to become a foundational American tale. The myth gave rise to operas and one-act plays, and in the 1950s to a novel by Alan LeMay, which would be adapted into one of Hollywood's most legendary films, The Searchers, "The Biggest, Roughest, Toughest... and Most Beautiful Picture Ever Made!" directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Glenn Frankel, beginning in Hollywood and then returning to the origins of the story, creates a rich and nuanced anatomy of a timeless film and a quintessentially American myth. The dominant story that has emerged departs dramatically from documented history: it is of the inevitable triumph of white civilization, underpinned by anxiety about the sullying of white women by "savages." What makes John Ford's film so powerful, and so important, Frankel argues, is that it both upholds that myth and undermines it, baring the ambiguities surrounding race, sexuality, and violence in the settling of the West and the making of America.

Hardcover:

9781608191055 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 19, 2013, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches.

Paperback:

9781620400654 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 4, 2014), cover price $18.00

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Traces three middle-class families as they struggled against South Africa's racist policies of the regime (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780374250997 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Traces three middle-class families as they struggled against South Africa's racist policies of the regime

Paperback:

9780826413314 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, April 1, 2001, cover price $24.95

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the events leading up to the peace accord between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and the birth of a new Israel. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. NYT.

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9780671796495 | Simon & Schuster, November 1, 1994, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Chronicling the events that led to the present, however shaky, peace agreements, an examination of the current state of Israel discusses its internal and external struggles and the effects of the Gulf War

Paperback:

9780684823478 | Touchstone Books, June 5, 1996, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the events leading up to the peace accord between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and the birth of a new Israel.

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