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Sides, Hampton

Overview
Works: 43 works in 198 publications in 9 languages and 17,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Drama  Miscellanea  Case studies  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
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 )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,754 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 )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 3,429 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 )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,733 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 crosscut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and Englanda 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
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides( Book )
11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,760 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. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom, and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice -- a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival
Blood and thunder [an epic of the American West] by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 688 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( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man--whose real name was James Earl Ray--drifted through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he was galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. On February 1, 1968, two Memphis garbage men were crushed to death in their hydraulic truck, provoking the exclusively African American workforce to go on strike. Hoping to resuscitate his faltering crusade, King joined the sanitation workers' cause, but their march down Beale Street, the historic avenue of the blues, turned violent. Humiliated, King fatefully vowed to return to Memphis in April. With relentless storytelling drive, Sides follows Galt and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the crushing moment at the Lorraine Motel when 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 riveting cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the sixty-five-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI
Ghost soldiers [the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission] by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Abridged
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 English and Spanish and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Addresses questions regarding the strange, bizarre, trivial, and odd facets of nature, animals, geological features, outer space, and humans
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 538 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
In the kingdom of ice the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its leader a young officer named George Washington De Long. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail with De Long leading a team of thirty-two men deep into uncharted waters. After journeying north of the Bering Strait, they found themselves trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was fatally breached, and the Jeannette sank to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, marooning the men on an ice cap. Thus began their long, fateful march across the frozen sea - an ordeal that ranks as one of the greatest struggles for survival in history. Facing everything from snow blindness and frost bite to ferocious storms and bewildering labyrinths of ice, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for the Siberian coast
Stomping grounds : a pilgrim's progress through eight American subcultures by Hampton Sides( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 465 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
Ghost soldiers the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 441 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
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee; an Indian history of the American West by Dee Brown( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 57 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. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth anniversary hardcover edition, Brown has contributed an incisive new preface. 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
Spooksoldaten : de meest dramatische bevrijdingsactie van WO II by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 54 libraries worldwide
De bevrijding op de Filippijnen van een Japans krijgsgevangenenkamp in de omgeving van Cabanatuan in 1945 door een kleine elite-eenheid van het zesde US Ranger Battalion
An epic of American west by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 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
The great raid by John Dahl( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 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
Roads to Memphis ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 10 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
An epic of the American West by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A chronicle of one of the most pivotal eras in American history by the author of the international bestseller GHOST SOLDIERS
The astonishing story of one of wartime's greatest escapes by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Based on personal accounts from the survivors, Ghost Soldiers tells of a mission of mercy - the rescue of over 500 American POWs from a Japanese camp in the Philippines in 1945, which was the largest and most successful operation of its kind
Nabang ŭn wae Edisŭn ŭl miwŏ halkka? = Why moths hate Thomas Edison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Korean and held by 8 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sides, W. Hampton.
סיידס, המפטון
サイズ, ハンプトン
Languages
English (162)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
Hungarian (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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