Blood and Thunder

Author(s): Hampton Sides


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 at the centre of it all stands the remarkable figure of Kit Carson - the legendary trapper, scout and soldier. Carson was an illiterate mountain man who twice married Indian women and understood the tribes better than any other American alive; yet he was also a cold-blooded killer and an unquestioning patriot who willingly followed orders tantamount to massacre. BLOOD AND THUNDER is a chronicle of one of a pivotal era in American history: grand in scope, immediate in detail, impeccably researched and historically revelatory.

'Hampton Sides' outstanding narrative history has all the virtues: stirring set pieces, deft character studies, colourful descriptions of battles and of nature . . . a riveting tale where, for once, the word "epic" is not hyperbole'
Frank McLynn, Independent on Sunday


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General Fields

  • : 9780349120317
  • : alliance distribution services
  • : alliance distribution services
  • : January 2008
  • : 19.70 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm X 2.80 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hampton Sides
  • : Paperback
  • : 5-Aug
  • : en
  • : 563