The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend SIGNED

By: Frankel, Glenn

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Signed by author on title page without inscription. First US Edition but later printing. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.In 1836 in East Texas, nine year old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told and re-told over generations to become a foundational American tale. The myth gave rise to operas and one-act plays, and in the 1950s to a novel by Alan LeMay, which would be adapted into one of Hollywood's most legendary films, The Searchers, The Biggest, Roughest, Toughest and Most Beautiful Picture Ever Made! directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Glenn Frankel, beginning in Hollywood and then returning to the origins of the story, creates a rich and nuanced anatomy of a timeless film and a quintessentially American myth.

Title: The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend SIGNED

Author Name: Frankel, Glenn

Categories: History, Biography, Memoirs, Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions, Native American,

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA: 2013-02-19

ISBN: 1608191052

ISBN 13: 9781608191055

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-1-1803

Keywords: Cynthia Ann Parker Comanches Texas Rangers legend,