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Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

Sides, Hampton

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ISBN 10: 0385507771 / ISBN 13: 9780385507776
Published by Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2006
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Title: Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American ...

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Kit Carson's role in the conquest of the Navajo during and after the Civil War remains one of the most dramatic and significant episodes in the history of the American West. Hampton Sides portrays Carson in the larger context of the conquest of the entire West, including his frequent and often lethal encounters with hostile Native Americans. Unusually, Sides gives full voice to Indian leaders themselves about their trials and tribulations in their dealings with the whites. Here is a national hero on the level of Daniel Boone, presented with all of his flaws and virtues, in the context of American people's belief that it was their Manifest Destiny to occupy the entire West." -Howard Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University and editor of The New Encyclopedia of the American West "The story of the American West has seldom been told with such intimacy and immediacy. Legendary figures like Kit Carson leap to life and history moves at a pulse-pounding pace-sweeping the reader along with it. Hampton Sides is a terrific storyteller." -Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt

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A native of Memphis, HAMPTON SIDES is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and the author of the international bestseller Ghost Soldiers, which was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. Ghost Soldiers won the 2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction and the 2002 Discover Award from Barnes & Noble, and his magazine work has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. Hampton is also the author of Americana and Stomping Grounds. A graduate of Yale with a B.A. in history, he lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons.

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