The Resource Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West, Hampton Sides

Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West, Hampton Sides

Label
Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West
Title
Blood and thunder
Title remainder
an epic of the American West
Statement of responsibility
Hampton Sides
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Kit Carson's role in the conquest of the Navajo during and after the Civil War remains one of the most dramatic and significant episodes in the history of the American West. [In this book, the author] portrays Carson in the larger context of the conquest of the entire West, including his frequent and often lethal encounters with hostile Native Americans. Unusually, [he] gives full voice to Indian leaders themselves about their trials and tribulations in their dealings with the whites. Here is a national hero on the level of Daniel Boone, presented with all of his flaws and virtues, in the context of American people's belief that it was their Manifest Destiny to occupy the entire West.--
Title
Blood and thunder
Creator
Summary
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Spur Award for Historical Nonfiction, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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163079
Cataloging source
NOV
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.S54 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Hampton Sides
Label
Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West, Hampton Sides
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Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-440) and index
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Carrier category
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Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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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 -- 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 -- 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
Control code
20679435
Dimensions
25cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 460 pages
Isbn
9780385507776
Lccn
2006016579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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20679435
System control number
(DLC) 2006016579

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