American History Book Club
The American History Book Club will discuss Sitting Bull: The Life and Times of an American Patriot by Robert Utley (Henry Holt, $22.00). Sitting Bull has long been one of the most fascinating and misunderstood figures in American history. Utley has forged a compelling portrait of Sitting Bull, presenting the Lakota perspective for the first time and rendering the most unbiased, historically accurate, and vivid portrait of the man to date. The Sitting Bull who emerges in this fast-paced narrative is a complex, towering figure: a great warrior whose skill and bravery in battle were unparalleled; the spiritual leader of his people; a dignified but ultimately tragically stubborn defender of the traditional ways against the steadfast and unwelcome encroachment of the white man.