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THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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Blood and Thunder
Hampton Sides

Classification : History
Pub Date : Mar 06, 2008
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 576
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349120317
Price : 699

About the book
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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Hampton Sides
Hampton Sides is a correspondent and columnist for Outside, an award-winning monthly magazine based in Santa Fe. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, New Republic and the Washington Post,...(+)
Books by Hampton Sides
Blood and Thunder (HB)
Ghost Soldiers (PB)