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Zeke and Ned

Zeke and Ned

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Zeke and Ned

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4/5 (5 оценки)
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625 страниц
12 часов
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Издано:
Jun 1, 2010
ISBN:
9781439128169
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Full of adventure, grace, and tragedy, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana tell the story of two powerful Cherokee warriors searching for the future of Indian Territory.

Zeke and Ned is the story of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the last Cherokee warriors—two proud, passionate men whose remarkable quest to carve a future out of Indian Territory east of the Arkansas River after the Civil War is not only history, but legend. Played out against an American West governed by a brutal brand of frontier justice, this intensely moving saga brims with a rich cast of indomitable and utterly unforgettable characters such as Becca, Zeke's gallant Cherokee wife, and Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, whose love for Ned makes her a tragic heroine.

At once exuberant and poignant, bittersweet and brilliant, Zeke and Ned takes us deep into the hearts of two extraordinary men who were willing to go the distance for the bold vision they shared—and for the women they loved.
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Jun 1, 2010
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Larry McMurtry is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. He has also written memoirs and essays, and received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Brokeback Mountain.


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  • (3/5)
    Authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana play fast and loose with history here, in this tale of the clash between U.S. law and Cherokee Nation law in the late 1800s.

    Historical characters include Zeke Proctor, Ned Christie, and "the hanging judge" Isaac Parker; real-life incidents include the Goingsnake massacre and Ned Christie's war. Other than that, timelines are mixed, fictional characters ride alongside historical ones, and many of the relationships -- particularly the father-in-law / son-in-law standing of Proctor and Christie -- appear to be made up whole cloth.

    As usual with McMurtry, the book's strength comes in its characterizations and their dialogue, along with oddball vignettes peculiar to the time and place.
  • (4/5)
    This is just good, old fashioned story telling about two real Cherokee warriors and good friends, Ezekiel Proctor and Edward "Ned" Christie (and their families, friends and adversaries), in the years after the Civil War and the Trail of Tears. There is actually quite a bit of history packed into this novel, about the white/Indian courts and judicial systems and how they had an uneasy relationship on how to handle crimes of the day, which were rampant. Overall, it is just an incredibly sad look at the demise of the Cherokee Nation. But as readers, we see the situations from many perspectives and many characters. A very engrossing read and one that was very hard to put down. I have only read McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove" for comparison and I would say they are both great novels, just incredibly different. Highly recommended, especially if you have any interest in Native American history or Ezekiel Procotor/Ned Christie.