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THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
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'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 : Feb 01, 2007
Imprint : Little, Brown
Page Extent : 480
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780316027458
Price : 1,325

About the book
In the autumn of 1846 the Navajo warrior Narbona looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole life. He saw that it was true that an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the east and defeated his old enemy. But what did the arrival of these 'New Men' mean for the Navajo? Narbona could not know that the 'Army of the West' was only the vanguard of an inexorable tide fuelled by a self-righteous ideology know as Manifest Destiny. Hampton Sides's extraordinary book brings the history of the American conquest of the West to life. 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.

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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,...(+)
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