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Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West

Author: Hampton Sides
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sides, Hampton.
Blood and thunder.
New York : Doubleday, ©2006
(OCoLC)607758089
Named Person: Kit Carson; Kit Carson; Kit Carson; Kit Carson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hampton Sides
ISBN: 0385507771 9780385507776 9781400031108 1400031109
OCLC Number: 70045754
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Awards: Mountains & Plains Book Award, 2007.
Description: xi, 460 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : Hoofbeats --
The new men. Jumping off --
The glittering world --
The Army of the West --
Singing grass --
Blue Bead Mountain --
Who is James K. Polk? --
What a wild life! --
The ruling hand of providence --
The Pathfinder --
When the land is sick --
The un-Alamo --
We will correct all this --
Narbona Pass --
The uninvaded silence --
On the altar of the country --
A perfect butchery --
The fire of Montezuma --
Your duty, Mr. Carson --
Daggers in every look --
Men with ears down to their ankles --
The hall of final ruin --
The new men --
A broken country. The grim metronome --
Lords of the mountains --
The devil's turnpike --
Our red children --
Cold steel --
El Crepusculo --
American mercury --
Time at last sets all things even --
A broken country --
The finest head I ever saw --
The death knot --
Men without eyes --
Blood and thunder --
Monster slayer. The fearing time --
People of the single star --
The sons of some dear mother --
The round forest --
Children of the mist --
General orders no. 15 --
Fortress Rock --
The long walk --
Adobe walls --
The condition of the tribes --
Crossing purgatory --
Epilogue : In beauty we walk.
Responsibility: Hampton Sides.
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Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.

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