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Blood and Thunder

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER  From the author of Ghost Soldiers comes a magnificent history of the American conquest of the West—"a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" (The New York Times Book Review).
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.

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.


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Publisher: Books on Tape Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780739346907
  • File size: 604306 KB
  • Release date: October 3, 2006
  • Duration: 20:58:58

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739346907
  • File size: 605231 KB
  • Release date: October 3, 2006
  • Duration: 20:58:58
  • Number of parts: 17

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER  From the author of Ghost Soldiers comes a magnificent history of the American conquest of the West—"a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" (The New York Times Book Review).
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.

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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Books on Tape
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739346907
    File size: 604306 KB
    Release date: October 3, 2006
    Duration: 20:58:58

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739346907
    File size: 605231 KB
    Release date: October 3, 2006
    Duration: 20:58:58
    Number of parts: 17

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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