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Blood and thunder : the epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West

Author: Hampton Sides
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor books edition, October 2007View all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of the nineteenth-century Southwest, focusing on the destruction of the Navajo nation from the 1820s to the 1860s, and looking at the role of trapper, soldier, and scout Kit Carson in the removal and deaths of the Native Americans.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Kit Carson; Kit Carson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hampton Sides
ISBN: 9781400031108 1400031109
OCLC Number: 236956952
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Doubleday in 2006.
Description: xi, 578 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : Hoofbeats --
pt. 1. 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 --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. 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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Chronicles the history of the nineteenth-century Southwest, focusing on the destruction of the Navajo nation from the 1820s to the 1860s, and looking at the role of trapper, soldier, and scout Kit Carson in the removal and deaths of the Native Americans.

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