New books for week of February 11, 2012

Book cover of “The Journey of Crazy Horse” by Joseph Marshall“The Journey of Crazy Horse”
by Joseph Marshall

As the warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse remains one of the most perennially fascinating figures of the American West. Now Joseph Marshall, a masterful storyteller, historian, and descendant of the same Lakota community that raised Crazy Horse, goes beyond that image in this one-of-a-kind portrait of the legendary leader.

 

Book cover of “The Time of Our Lives” by Tom Brokaw“The Time of Our Lives”
 by Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America’s greatness. Rooted in the values, lessons, and verities of generations past and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history, to engage us in a conversation about our country and to offer ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American Dream.

 

Bookcover of “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo” by Betty White“Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo”
by Betty White

America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times-bestselling author Betty White offers intimate and funny stories about her animal friends at the zoo, enhanced by gorgeous four-color photographs. Betty takes us on a private tour of her favorite animals and her friendships with them.