On July 17 of 2013 I posted an article on this book, “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S. C. Gwynne, copyright 2010. I neglected to write further of it after I finished a few weeks later.
I am a slow reader, and it just never happened.
This cannot really be a finished review, but I will state I was involved in the story. The history has much to do with Quanah Parker, his mother Cynthia Ann Parker, and Quanah’s rise in the white man’s world.
The following is a quote from the book about Quanah Parker:
“Quanah speaks English, is considerably advanced in civilization, and owns a ranch with considerable livestock and a small farm; wears a citizen’s suit and conforms to the customs of civilization–withal a fine-looking and dignified son of the plains….He is tall, muscular, as straight as an arrow; look-you-straight-through eyes, very dark skin, perfect teeth, and heavy, raven-black hair–the envy of feminine hearts….He has a handsome carriage and drives a pair of matched grays.”
The quote is a chapter 20 footnote for a quote from James T. DeShields, article “Cynthia Ann Parker: The Story of Her Capture”.
I found it to be very interesting for history, and after I really got into the story found it hard to put the book down.
It is not a children’s story. It is for an adult reading.
I have recently added some new posts to this blog. They were written in years past, so I post them as such, on the date they were posted on another blog, and another hosts. I am planning on deleting that other blog; after I get all moved here.
This blog was started in June 13, 2011. Though it has not had many readers I am thankful for each one who comes here, and I am praying for you. Thanks for coming by.
Let me tell you what I am in the process of reading. I bought a copy of a book by Joel Rosenberg, titled “The Twelfth Imam”. I have read two or three of Rosenberg’s books before, “The Ezekiel Option” and “The Last Jihad” from the local library.
His books are novels, and are published as political thrillers, and they often have a Christian message in them. Don’t let that stop you from reading them. I am not writing this as a review, but to let you know I am enjoying the reading of it. Once I start it is hard to put down.
Rosenberg is a Jewish, and a Christian. He also has a blog I have an e-subscription to. It is Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog. You may find it interesting and informing as well.
“The Twelfth Imam” is pretty much set in the Mid-East, and deals with the life of a young man; David Shirazi; aka Reza Tabrizi, a CIA operative in Tehran, Iran. This story line is right along with many things happening in the Mid East. Things we hear on the evening news and some things you and I might suspect are going on too.
You can probably find in your local library. If this tickles your fancy, get it and read to your hearts temporary content.
Yeah! Even folks who live along the banks of Flat Creek can read. 🙂
Reading at times seems to be difficult. I can read, I enjoy reading, but there are times I would like to read and cannot make myself do it. There is, however, one book that I have committed myself to picking up and reading at least once a day; and that is the Bible.
Since the end of December I have read three or four novels; three of which were a series. The series is by Stephen Lawhead, and was a different version of the story of Robin Hood. The first book is “Hood”; the second, “Scarlet” and the third “Tuck”. A great story. I also have read one of John MacArthur’s newest works, “Slave”; and it is sure inspiring and challenging. I have also read “Radical” by David Platt, and found out what a Christian in today’s world should really be. Biblical. Radical. Like Jesus.
I actually read “Radical” before “Slave”, and I find that though written by different men, who may have never met one another (I don’t know for sure about that), the books complement one another.
I haven’t been reading much except the Bible lately. Partly trying to keep myself physically busy with our place, church and other matters; but I still need to do some more reading. I have much I need to catch up on.
Reading novels takes me back in time and sometimes into the future. They are mostly imaginary, fictional, and can sometimes be inspirational and informing. Most of the news of the day I get from television news, some online which is reading.
The sun is going to be coming over the hill shortly. It is good to look outside and see the “book” which God has written. The book of creation, life, beauty, and sometimes chaos and tragedy. It is the most exciting of all. And, it has the perfect ending.
On the banks of Flat Creek shortly before sunrise.