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ROBERT M. UTLEY. Geronimo

GeronimoROBERT M. UTLEY. Geronimo. Yale University Press. Hardcover, $29.95, www.yalebooks.com.

This magnificent biography of the man whose “name is the best known of all North American Indian leaders” shows why Robert M. Utley, the best practicing historian of the American West, was the unanimous first choice for a Spur this year. Utley declines to cast the Chiricahua warrior as a defender of his homeland, and instead paints a dynamic portrait of a terrifying, brilliant, fearless and ruthless raider.