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Sides, Hampton

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Works: 50 works in 221 publications in 12 languages and 19,387 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Illustrated works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: E81, 940.5425
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Publications about Hampton Sides
Publications by Hampton Sides
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Most widely held works by Hampton Sides
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 4,664 libraries worldwide
This book is a tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: march thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a surreally hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing -- elsewhere in the Philippines, the Japanese Army had already executed American prisoners as it retreated from the advancing U.S. Army. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops. - Jacket flap
Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West by Hampton Sides( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3,013 libraries worldwide
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
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin by Hampton Sides( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,409 libraries worldwide
April, 1967: a prison escape. James Earl Ray, nondescript thief and con man, drifts through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he is galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. February, 1968: a Memphis garbage strike. Martin Luther King joins the sanitation workers' cause, but their march turns violent. King vows to return to Memphis in April. Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI. Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.--From publisher description
Ghost soldiers : [the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission] by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: march thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops
Blood and thunder : [an epic of the American West] by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
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.--
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
From the acclaimed bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers" and "Blood and Thunder," a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history--a sixty-five-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England
American experience ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
Why moths hate Thomas Edison and other urgent inquiries into the odd nature of nature : the best of Outside magazine's "The wild file" ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Addresses questions regarding the strange, bizarre, trivial, and odd facets of nature, animals, geological features, outer space, and humans
Stomping grounds : a pilgrim's progress through eight American subcultures by Hampton Sides( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Sides looks into the Bohemian Club of San Fransico, the Rainbow Family of Living Light, the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, the Iditarod trail, the Black Hills Motor Classic, the Church of God in Christ, a Tupperware Home Sales annual Jubilee and the Bassmasters Classic
Blood and thunder : the epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
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
Hellhound on his trail : the electrifying account of the largest manhunt in American history by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
April, 1967: a prison escape. James Earl Ray, nondescript thief and con man, drifts through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he is galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. February, 1968: a Memphis garbage strike. Martin Luther King joins the sanitation workers' cause, but their march turns violent. King vows to return to Memphis in April. Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI. Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great--From publisher description
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee : An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won
Soldati fantasma : la storia dimenticata di una delle missioni più drammatiche della seconda guerra mondiale by Hampton Sides( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 38 libraries worldwide
An epic of American west by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
'Blood and Thunder' brings the history of the American conquest of the West to 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
An epic of the American West by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A chronicle of one of the most pivotal eras in American history by the author of the international bestseller GHOST SOLDIERS
The great raid by John Dahl( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
In januari 1945 onderneemt een kleine Amerikaanse eenheid de gevaarlijke missie om 500 soldaten te bevrijden uit het Japanse krijgsgevangenkamp bij Cabanatuan op de Filippijnen
Nel regno dei ghiacci : l'avventura della Jeannette intrappolata nei ghiacci artici by Hampton Sides( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Americana : dispatches from the new frontier by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Presents thirty essays and articles highlighting a variety of American individuals, communities, and subcultures
Going free : American POWs in WWII Philippines by Hampton Sides( file )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
An eBook short. From Hampton Sides?s Ghost Soldiers, ? The men of Cabanatuan had been held by the Japanese since the Bataan Death March, in increasingly dire circumstances. With the war turning in the Americans? favor, the POWs worried that their captors would murder them all in the frenzy of an all-out withdrawal.? Then one day in early January, 1945, the prison guards simply left. ? For a brief moment the haggard survivors of Cabanatuan were given the keys to their prison, though swift death was promised to anyone who dared leave. The prisoners waited nervously, all while (unbeknownst to them) a daring raid was being planned which would result in their rescue or their end. This is Hampton Sides at his most riveting, a fitting tribute to these soldiers who would be prisoners no more
 
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Alternative Names
Hampton Sides Amerikaans historicus
Hampton Sides US-amerikanischer Historiker, Autor und Journalist
Sides, W. Hampton.
Sides, W. Hampton, 1962-
סיידס, המפטון
サイズ, ハンプトン
Languages
English (155)
Italian (5)
Spanish (4)
Polish (3)
German (2)
Hungarian (2)
Japanese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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