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Quannah Paker was one of the most interesting of the fighting plains Indians. Born from a white mother who was captured by the Commanches at the age of eight, Quannah rose to power in the tribe by his wits, charisma, and pure physical prowess. That is saying a lot, considering that the Commanches were arguably the most powerful tribe ever encountered by Euro-Americans as they pushed west onto the great plains. The Commanches were the first tribe to adapt to life on horseback after they had…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Historical Nov 13.
I recently read 'South of the Border, West of the Sun', by Haruki Murakami and it was such a beautiful book, it has lingered with me since then.I loved the characters in the book; such as Hajime, the main character, whom we watched grow into a man and become the owner of a jazz club and husband and father. I loved the dialogue in the book as well, and the conversations about the jazz musicians, literature and life rang true, and I found myself wondering how much of a reflection they are of…Continue
Started by Sarah Wild in Fiction A-Z (General) Oct 7.
Such a beautiful epic saga, starting in my home town of Adelaide, across to Europe, from World War II to the present. I loved every page as the story unfolded, and brought tears to my eyes as it ended.Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Fiction A-Z (General) Aug 25.
We all experience coincindences, but this really is an inspirational book that changes your perspective on random coincidences - and replaces them as mini miracles.Continue
Started by Read, Review & Win in Non-fiction Aug 25.
Posted by Steve Sailah on July 12, 2014 at 18:53