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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: 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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Essex blood and thunder

Essex blood and thunder

  • Author: George Caunt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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Blood-and-thunder

Blood-and-thunder

  • Author: Dwight Taylor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dramatists
  • Page: 199
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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
  • Page: N.A
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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 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)

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder

  • Author: Dan Abnett,Ian Edginton
  • Publisher: Games Workshop
  • ISBN: 9781784964719
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 96
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Once in a generation, a new ork leader emerges, one mighty enough to unite the clans and unleash armies millions strong upon the Imperium of Man. The green-skinned orks are the most warlike race in the blood-soaked galaxy of the 41st millennium. Cruel, crude and brutally barbaric, their unflinching passion for violence is so unquenchable that ork clans spend as much time warring with each other as they do with their enemies. And yet, once in a generation, a new ork leader will emerge, mighty enough to lay waste to his rivals and unite the clans, unleashing armies millions strong upon mankind. Destiny beckons, and it is from the ranks of the Blood Axe clan that the next call will be answered...

We Are Blood And Thunder

We Are Blood And Thunder

  • Author: Kesia Lupo
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408898063
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 400
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A stunning and original YA fantasy from a fantastic new talent. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor In a sealed-off city, a young woman, Lena, is running for her life. She has been sentenced to death and her only way to survive is to trust those she has been brought up to fear – those with magic. On the other side of the locked gates is a masked lady, Constance, determined to find a way back in. Years ago she escaped before her own powers were discovered. But now she won't hide who she is any longer. A powerful and terrifying storm cloud engulfs the city. But this is more than a thunderstorm. This is a spell, and the truth behind why it has been cast is more sinister than anyone can imagine ... But what neither Lena and Constance realise is that the stormcloud binds them – without it, without each other, neither can get what they desire...

Brazilian Unleashed

Brazilian Unleashed

Blood and Thunder 4

  • Author: Susan Stephens
  • Publisher: Pronoun
  • ISBN: 1910604348
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 155
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Brazilian Unleashed (Blood and Thunder 4) is the 4th story in USA Today Bestselling author, Susan Stephens’ Amazon #Top100 Blood and Thunder series. Ruthless Billionaire takes on more than he expects with a kick-ass mail order bride. Author’s note: The stories in the Blood and Thunder series are super-hot and have language some may object to. WITH THIS RING... Threatened by her violent step-father, Mica Del Roca expects to die next time the master criminal known simply as Del Roca, tries to rape her. She needs to get far away from him as she can. Isla Celeste, a beautifully exotic and heavily fortified island, belonging to the Blood and Thunder polo team, appears to offer the perfect refuge. Cesar, the rock-hard, ice-cold mystery man of the Blood and Thunder team wants sex on tap and a good cook in his kitchen. What better than a mail order bride? When the woman he selects turns out to be the daughter of his oldest enemy, Cesar sees the chance for revenge as well as pleasure in his bed. Can Mica tame Cesar, or will this brute of a man prove too cold for even this up-beat, determined, and most resilient of women to train? From beast to fiercely hot, but ultimately caring lover, might prove too much of a challenge even for Mica. Other books in this series... 1. CHRISTMAS TSAR 2. ARGENTINIAN BILLIONAIRE 3. SPANIARD UNTAMED Coming soon... Susan’s new ROYAL REBELS series Book 1. SEDUCING THE PRINCESS

Prince of Blood and Thunder

Prince of Blood and Thunder

An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • Author: J. A. Cipriano
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781541019157
  • Category:
  • Page: 202
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Hey, it's your friendly neighborhood gamer girl, Annie. So yeah, I almost kinda sorta stopped my bro from killing all of the werewolf nobles with his crazy blood ritual. Unfortunately for everyone, he missed one, and now wannabe werewolf king Alabaster is trying to avenge his people by going on the kind of killing spree you'd see in an eighties B-grade horror flick. The only way to stop him is to seat Justin Bailey on the throne. There's just one tiny problem. While he's a swell guy, I have more power in my pinkie than he does in his whole body. Still, I think I can pull it off, but only if I'm willing to throw Justin to the wolves.

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.

The Blood and Thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak

The Blood and Thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak

  • Author: Margaret Mahy,Roy Apps
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
  • ISBN: 9781903015230
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 155
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A great story full of evil villains, strange teachers and inventive children!

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of all Classes of Society for More than Three Hundred Years with Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, etc.

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary Historical and Comparative of the Heterodox Speech of all Classes of Society for More than Three Hundred Years with Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, etc.

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146553332X
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Body Language from Head to Toe

Body Language from Head to Toe

Expressions, idioms, slang, and quotes related to body parts

  • Author: Per-Olof Hasselgren
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
  • ISBN: 1681812835
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Written by a physician, Body Language – from Head to Toe is a “dictionary” of American idioms and other expressions that contain the name of a body part. The use of body part-related expressions is both interesting and fun. This book contains about 2,000 such idioms, words, and expressions, such as “with the back against the wall,” “brainstorming,” “sweet tooth,” and “tongue in cheek.” Says author Per-Olof Hasselgren, “As a surgeon, I understand the importance of anatomy and the knowledge of organs and tissues. This book reflects my longstanding interest in idioms and other expressions referring to body parts, and it ‘connects’ anatomy with the spoken and written language.” This book was written for three main reasons. First, anatomy matters, particularly in surgery. During the last several years, collecting such expressions became a hobby for the author. Second, as someone moving to this country from another part of the world, Dr. Hasselgren is interested in the peculiarities of the American language. Idioms, slang, and other expressions are specific for any given language and quite often cannot be directly translated. Third, when one starts to be aware of them, written and spoken body language can become quite entertaining.

Institutions of Reading

Institutions of Reading

The Social Life of Libraries in the United States

  • Author: Thomas Augst,Kenneth E. Carpenter
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN: 9781558495913
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Tracing the evolution of the library as a modern institution from the late eighteenth century to the digital era, this book explores the diverse practices by which Americans have shared reading matter for instruction, edification, and pleasure. Writing from a rich variety of perspectives, the contributors raise important questions about the material forms and social shapes of American culture. Institutions of Reading offers at once a social history of literacy and leisure, an intellectual history of institutional and technological innovations that facilitated the mass distribution and consumption of printed books and periodicals, and a cultural history of the symbolic meanings and practical uses of reading in American life. Baenen, James Green, Elizabeth McHenry, Barbara Mitchell, Christine Pawley, Janice Radway, James Raven, Karin Roffman, and Roy Rosenzweig.