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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
In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert wilderness.In Blood and Thunder, Hampton Sides gives us a magnificent history of the American conquest of the West. At the center of this sweeping tale is Kit Carson, the trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures made him a legend. Sides shows us how this illiterate mountain man understood and respected the Western tribes better than any other American, yet willingly followed orders that would ultimately devastate the Navajo nation. Rich in detail and spanning more than three decades, this is an essential addition to our understanding of how the West was really won
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006.
  • Spur Award for Historical Nonfiction, 2007.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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163079
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sides, Hampton
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
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True
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  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • United States
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Carson, Kit
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Navajo Indians
  • Southwest, New
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an epic of the American West
Label
Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West, Hampton Sides
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 460 pages
Isbn
9780385507776
Lccn
2006016579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780385507776
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
70045754
Label
Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West, Hampton Sides
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 460 pages
Isbn
9780385507776
Lccn
2006016579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780385507776
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
70045754

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