Blood and Thunder
An Epic of the American West
By (author) Hampton Sides
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Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
Book DescriptionHampton Sides's extraordinary book brings the history of the American conquest of the West to ringing life. It is a tale with many heroes and villains, but at the centre of it all stands the remarkable figure of Kit Carson - the legendary trapper, scout and soldier. Carson was an illiterate mountain man who twice married Indian women and understood the tribes better than any other American alive; yet he was also a cold-blooded killer and an unquestioning patriot who willingly followed orders tantamount to massacre. BLOOD AND THUNDER is a chronicle of one of a pivotal era in American history: grand in scope, immediate in detail, impeccably researched and historically revelatory. 'Hampton Sides' outstanding narrative history has all the virtues: stirring set pieces, deft character studies, colourful descriptions of battles and of nature ...a riveting tale where, for once, the word "epic" is not hyperbole' Frank McLynn, Independent on Sunday
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349120317
(197mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hampton Sides
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A harrowing tale of courage and sacrifice at the limits of human endurance
Landscape Dreams, a New Mexico Portrait, Hardback (September 2012)
This collection of ninety elegantly composed black-and-white images by one of New Mexico's most accomplished photographers, celebrates the state's captivating physical variety and enduring allure.
Hellhound on His Trail, Paperback (May 2011)» View all books by Hampton Sides
A story of two very different men whose lives catastrophically interweaved over the course of some nine months in the late 1960s: one was a thief and con man called James Earl Ray, the other one of the greatest American figures of the twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr Hampton Sides follows in Ray's footsteps as he escapes from prison.
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Author Biography - Hampton Sides
Hampton Sides is a newspaper correspondent and columnist. He is the author of the international bestseller GHOST SOLDIERS. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, New Republic and the Washington Post, among others. He lives in Santa Fe.
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