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Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

  • Author: Hampton Sides
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307387677
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

An Epic of the American West

  • Author: Hampton Sides
  • Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
  • ISBN: 0739326724
  • Category: History
  • Page: 861
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The author of Ghost Soldiers examines the real-life story of America's Manifest Destiny and westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes that stood in the way, including the fierce and bloody battles against the Navajo, which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and "the Long Walk" migration. (History -- United States)

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

An Epic of the American West

  • Author: Hampton Sides
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • ISBN: 0385520131
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true—if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies. As Narbona gazed down on the battlements and cannons of a mighty fort the invaders had built, he realized his foes had been vanquished—but what did the arrival of these “New Men” portend for the Navajo? Narbona could not have known that “The Army of the West,” in the midst of the longest march in American military history, was merely the vanguard of an inexorable tide fueled by a self-righteous ideology now known as “Manifest Destiny.” For twenty years the Navajo, elusive lords of a huge swath of mountainous desert and pasturelands, would ferociously resist the flood of soldiers and settlers who wished to change their ancient way of life or destroy them. Hampton Sides’s extraordinary book brings the history of the American conquest of the West to ringing life. It is a tale with many heroes and villains, but as is found in the best history, the same person might be both. At the center of it all stands the remarkable figure of Kit Carson—the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier who embodies all the contradictions and ambiguities of the American experience in the West. Brave and clever, beloved by his contemporaries, Carson was an illiterate mountain man who twice married Indian women and understood and respected the tribes better than any other American alive. Yet he was also a cold-blooded killer who willingly followed orders tantamount to massacre. Carson’s almost unimaginable exploits made him a household name when they were written up in pulp novels known as “blood-and-thunders,” but now that name is a bitter curse for contemporary Navajo, who cannot forget his role in the travails of their ancestors.

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

  • Author: Max Allan Collins
  • Publisher: Amazonencore
  • ISBN: 9781612180984
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 348
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Presidential candidate -- and force of nature -- Huey Long, the "Kingfish," is in fear for his life. After Nathan Heller delivers the former Louisiana governor a bulletproof vest, the Kingfish hires the Chicago private eye to investigate death threats from political rivals. Soon Heller runs head-on into an IRS investigation seeking millions skimmed from state workers for Huey's "de-duct box"...and into the arms of the ex-governor's lovely ex-mistress.When the charismatic politician is shot down by a seemingly crazed doctor, Heller gets a new employer--the insurance agency fighting a double-indemnity claim from Long's widow. Was the Kingfish truly the victim of assassination, or accidentally killed by his own bodyguards? A classic P.I. thriller built on historical fact, Max Allan Collins' Blood and Thunder showcases Huey Long in all his gaudy glory, while delving deep into the heart of the deadliest swamps of Louisiana's mob-infested politics. "Collins's sense of place and time is unerringly acute, and he happily indulges in recreating Long's fiery stump style. Although Collins has carved out a mystery subgenre that he occupies nearly alone, he and his detective would be a tough act to follow." --Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

Thor

Thor

Blood & Thunder

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • ISBN: 9780785150947
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 336
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When the God of Thunder goes berserk, the most powerful heroes in the universe may not be able to stop him! See Thor tear through the ranks of Beta Ray Bill, Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Dr. Strange, Drax the Destroyer and even Thanos! And when the mad Thor gets his hands on the Infinity Gem of Power, even Odin may be powerless to stop him!

Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard

Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard

  • Author: Mark Finn
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304031527
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A History of Pirates

A History of Pirates

Blood and Thunder on the High Seas

  • Author: Nigel Cawthorne
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1848584962
  • Category: History
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The modern image of the pirate is derived from Captain Charles Johnson's accounts of the cut-throats who sailed under the Jolly Roger. It was he who gave mythical status to the likes of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Using contemporary sources, Nigel Cawthorne now turns the spotlight on the reality of pirate life, revealing the truth behind the le...

Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder

The Unofficial Biography of Jonah Lomu

  • Author: Phil Shirley
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780002740289
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 221
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Will Carling called him a freak and even the toughest sportsmen have been known to step to one side when he thunders down the field. Jonah Lomu is not a player to argue with. From his gangland childhood, which included seeing an uncle murdered, he has learnt life the hard way. The scars on his arms and his body are a constant reminder of where he came from.

Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder

Inside an Ulster Protestant Band

  • Author: Darach MacDonald
  • Publisher: Mercier PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9781856356725
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The inside story of an Ulster Protestent marching band, examining the cultural, historical, social and political nature of Blood and Thunder bands.

Blood Vice

Blood Vice

  • Author: Angela Roquet
  • Publisher: Violent Siren LLC
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 259
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Detective Jenna Skye bombs her first week on the St. Louis County Police Department's Vice Squad when she's bitten by a vampire in a supernatural brothel. Her day only gets worse from there. She wakes up in the morgue and discovers that her partner is dead. Before the sun rises, she realizes she is too. Jenna vows to continue their investigation until justice is served, but a werewolf squatter, an unexpected visit from her estranged sister, and a nosy FBI agent stand in her way. Not to mention her fresh aversion to sunlight and a thirst for something a little stiffer than revenge.

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

The Boys of Eton College and the First World War

  • Author: Alexandra Churchill
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0750951850
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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A photograph of three friends on the football field, taken in 1912. Less than five years later all three would be killed and buried beneath the fields of Belgium. This story is typical of many schoolboys across Britain who signed up for or were conscripted to fight in World War I. In this groundbreaking new book, historian Alexandra Churchill tells the story of World War I through the extraordinary band of brothers from Britain’s most famous public school, Eton, following them as they stepped out of the classroom, into the army and onto the battlefields before they had left their teenage years behind. Beginning on the banks of the Thames as they worked and played in privilege, the ghastly realities of war are retold in these moving pages.

Blood & Thunder

Blood & Thunder

  • Author: Charlie Cochet
  • Publisher: Thirds
  • ISBN: 9781641080828
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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When a series of bombs goes off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order's propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there's a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos. Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order's intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he'd left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

Kit Carson's Autobiography

Kit Carson's Autobiography

  • Author: Kit Carson
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803250314
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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The legendary nineteenth-century figure relates his experiences as a scout, soldier, trapper, Indian fighter, explorer, and government agent.

Hellhound on His Trail

Hellhound on His Trail

The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History

  • Author: Hampton Sides
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307387437
  • Category: History
  • Page: 463
  • View: 355
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From the best-selling author of Ghost Soldiers comes a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. Reprint. A best-selling book.

Of Bone and Thunder

Of Bone and Thunder

A Novel

  • Author: Chris Evans
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451679335
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 560
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Now in mass-market paperback—Apocalypse Now meets The Lord of the Rings in a bold new fantasy from the acclaimed author of the Iron Elves trilogy, filled with “heroic action that keeps fans coming back” (Publishers Weekly). A land of thick jungle and mist-swirled mountains. An enemy moving unseen beneath the lush canopy. The growing threat of thaumics—a magic wielded by few that threatens to destabilize all. The youth of a kingdom sent to fight in a faraway hell while back home, discord and disillusionment reign… Fantasy author Chris Evans masterfully pushes the boundaries of the genre in his brilliant, groundbreaking new epic, a unique and penetrating vision channeling the cultural upheaval, racial animus, and wholesale destruction of the Vietnam War. Plunging deep into the heart of a moral and mortal darkness, reluctant soldiers in the distant nation of Luitox struggle for survival and for meaning amid a blazing drama of blood and magic. They will duel a ghostly enemy, fight to understand their roles in a sprawling maelstrom, and ultimately wage war their way—not for glory or the Kingdom, but for one another. “Chris Evans places the broad sword-and-sorcery archetypes squarely in a new and exciting environment” (New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore).

Americana

Americana

Dispatches from the New Frontier

  • Author: Hampton Sides
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307424747
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 464
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Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . . Mormon archaeologists . . . Spelling bee prodigies . . . For more than fifteen years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. Reporting for Outside, The New Yorker, and NPR, among other national media, the award-winning journalist has established a reputation not only as a wry observer of the contemporary American scene but also as one of our more inventive and versatile practitioners of narrative non-fiction. In these two dozen pieces, collected here for the first time, Sides gives us a fresh, alluring, and at times startling America brimming with fascinating subcultures and bizarre characters who could live nowhere else. Following Sides, we crash the redwood retreat of an apparent cabal of fabulously powerful military-industrialists, drop in on the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and join a giant techno-rave at the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a diverse gallery of American visionaries— from the impossibly perky founder of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell Means to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the route of the historic Bataan Death March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost Soldiers. Sides also examines the nation that has emerged from the ashes of September 11, recounting the harrowing journeys of three World Trade Center survivors and deciding at the last possible minute not to "embed" on the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana gives us a sparkling mosaic of our country, in all its wild and poignant charm.

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases

  • Author: Icon Group International
  • Publisher: ICON Group International
  • ISBN: 9780546598643
  • Category:
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Wise Blood

Wise Blood

A Novel

  • Author: Flannery O'Connor
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780374530631
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 236
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The passengers on the train to Taulkinham show mixed reactions when Haze questions their belief in Jesus.