Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh

Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh

by Allan W. Eckert

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A biography of the famous Shawnee describes Tecumseh's plan to amalgamate all North American tribes into one people, his role as statesman and military strategist, and his death in the Battle of Thames.

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ISBN-13: 9780553561746
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 1088
Sales rank: 161,579
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.68(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

A six-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Allan W. Eckert is an Emmy Award–winning scriptwriter and a Newbery Honor author of books for young readers. He is also the author of the popular six-volume historical series Narratives of America and the creator of Tecumseh!, an outdoor drama staged regularly in Chillicothe, Ohio, that has played to more than a million people over the past 20 years.

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Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You'll need an extra bookmark to refer to the exhaustive notes in the back, and the flipping back and forth can make you feel like you aren't making much progress, but if you really want to get the most from a very rich and readable volume it's worth it. I grew up in the area where Tecumseh ultimately settled and was killed, and I found it fascinating! Great for research.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Allan Eckert has done a marvelous job of recreating the events in the life of one of America's foremost Native American ancestors. The book is lengthy and descriptive. I could walk to any of the places in the book with the details he gave and feel like I am part of the great circle. Recommended only for those that love history and their Native American heritage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very long -over 1,000 pages- but very detailed. This is a good book to read if you are doing research on Tecumseh and his life, or if you are studying the Native Americans.
librken on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Frustrating but interesting book about Tecumseh. Much of the book is buried in end notes, which I chose not to read after several hundred pages. In addition, the author is a history writer to his core, which means that he tells the story in vignettes that are almost always looks back--the story seldom unfolds, but is instead summarized in each little episode.
allwebdeals on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The depth of early American deception in relations with American Indians.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction written about the Life of Tecumseh and the people of his times. Part of a series about the era. I wish it was in E book form.
Lakota19 More than 1 year ago
I read this book some years ago while doing research for my doctoral dissertation. At the time, I was living in southern Ohio, in and near many of the sites mentioned in this book. It didn't take me long to start exploring the area and, in doing so, I became a huge fan of everything that Allan Eckert wrote. I recommend anything, absolutely anything written by Allan Ekcert! His books are extremely well researched, providing information that might not be commonly known and, in doing so, makes history interesting and very readable with believable historical characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago