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

Sides, Hampton. (Author).
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  • 39 of 40 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385507776
  • Physical Description: xi, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note: Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-440) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.-- Dust jacket.
Subject: West (U.S.) > History.
United States > Territorial expansion.
United States. Army > History > 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.)
Carson, Kit, 1809-1868.
Indians of North America > Wars > West (U.S.)
Southwest, New > History > 1848-

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