Quanah Parker, now theres a name I havent heard in a while. I think I saw his tombstone at Ft. Sill when I was in Basic. or was that Satanta?
QP is buried at Ft. Sill as is Satanta.
I read the book on Quanah Parker the Comanche. Satanta (a Kiowa by the way)jumped to his death at the Texas state prison in Huntsville, so not sure where Satanta is buried. Quanah Parker was a respected Comanche warrior (chief in white mans terms) in his later years, though he took part in the 2nd battle of Adobe Walls and other battles. Think he had three wives? Being half white and half Comanche....he was a striking looking person, very Roman looking nose etc. Good history! BTW I met a guy a few years ago whose grandfather had got a horse via trade from Quanah Parker. I like hearing about sh1t like that.
''The Art of Racing In The Rain'' a fantastic book i have to say, initially was about a quarter way into the book, but i accidentally left it on an airplane, then by the time i was settled i had forgotten the name, and google would not cooperate.
So just 5 days ago,a year and a half since i left it on that plane, my girlfriend hands it to me ! Couldnt believe it ! a must read for for dog owners !
Just wanted to recomend a book too, its all non fiction, true events and names ! called '' Black Hearts - One Platoons Decent Into Madness'' quite emotional for any soldiers to read as its very easy to relate to.
Emergency, by Neil Strauss. I actually enjoyed his trip into survivalism and the life lessons he learned from it.
Death is my Trade, by RObert Merle. Fictionalized biography of Auschwitz's commanding officer.
The Mossad's Secret History by Gordon Thomas. Major meh. I should have known better.
Everyday life during the Occupation, by Henri Amouroux. Really good.
The Département of Vienne during WW2 - Also really good, lots of local Resistance/collaboration stories, documents fac-similes, etc.
Dan Simmons' Terror - It took me some time to enjoy it, but the story of the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition really makes for a good historical background.
Robert O Paxton's Vichy's Army, to complete my "Occupation collection".
Hideo Azuma's Disappearance diary. I usually don't like mangas, but I find this one pretty interesting.
Shane Stevens' The Anvil Chorus. I have trouble enjoying Stevens' style, but for a story happening in France, with French characters and written by a non-French author, the story shows some promise and does not sound horribly fake.
The first chapters almost put me off, for some reason. But then it hooked me pretty bad, particularly when I found out most of the woes afflicting the Franklin expedition really happened. I found the explanation about the Terror a little low-key, but I guess it was because I was half-hoping for something Lovecraftian a la Mountains of Madness. A good read nonetheless.