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Blood and Thunder - An Epic of the American West

Hampton Sides

Praise for Blood and Thunder "Kit Carson's role in the conquest of the Navajo during and after the Civil War remains one of the most dramatic and significant episodes in the history of the American West. Hampton Sides portrays Carson in the larger context of the conquest of the entire West, including his frequent and often lethal encounters with hostile Native Americans. Unusually, Sides gives full voice to Indian leaders themselves about their trials and tribulations in their dealings with the whites. Here is a national hero on the level of Daniel Boone, presented with all of his flaws and virtues, in the context of American people's belief that it was their Manifest Destiny to occupy the entire West." -Howard Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University and editor of The New Encyclopedia of the American West "The story of the American West has seldom been told with such intimacy and immediacy. Legendary figures like Kit Carson leap to life and history moves at a pulse-pounding pace-sweeping the reader along with it. Hampton Sides is a terrific storyteller." -Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt "Hampton Sides doesn't just write a book, he transports the reader to another time and place. With his keen sense of drama and his crackling writing style, this master storyteller has bequeathed us a majestic history of the Old West." -James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys "Blood and Thunder is a big-hearted book whose subject is as expansive as they come. Hampton Sides tackles it with naked pleasure and narrative cunning: In his telling, the vast saga of America's westward push has a logical center. The dusty town of Santa Fe becomes the nexus around which swirl the fortunes and strategies of a mixed set of serious overachievers, from Kit Carson, the original mountain man, to James K. Polk, the enigmatic president whose achievements, in the dreaded name of Manifest Destiny, were almost biblical in scope. Sides is alive to the exuberance and alert to the tragedy of th

Praise for Blood and Thunder "Kit Carson's role in the conquest of the Navajo during and after the Civil War remains one of the most dramatic and significant episodes in the history of the American West. Hampton Sides portrays Carson in the larger context of the conquest of the entire West, including his frequent and often lethal encounters with hostile Native Americans. Unusually, Sides gives full voice to Indian leaders themselves about their trials and tribulations in their dealings with the whites. Here is a national hero on the level of Daniel Boone, presented with all of his flaws and virtues, in the context of American people's belief that it was their Manifest Destiny to occupy the entire West." -Howard Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University and editor of The New Encyclopedia of the American West "The story of the American West has seldom been told with such intimacy and immediacy. Legendary figures like Kit Carson leap to life and history moves at a pulse-pounding pace-sweeping the reader along with it. Hampton Sides is a terrific storyteller." -Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt "Hampton Sides doesn't just write a book, he transports the reader to another time and place. With his keen sense of drama and his crackling writing style, this master storyteller has bequeathed us a majestic history of the Old West." -James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys "Blood and Thunder is a big-hearted book whose subject is as expansive as they come. Hampton Sides tackles it with naked pleasure and narrative cunning: In his telling, the vast saga of America's westward push has a logical center. The dusty town of Santa Fe becomes the nexus around which swirl the fortunes and strategies of a mixed set of serious overachievers, from Kit Carson, the original mountain man, to James K. Polk, the enigmatic president whose achievements, in the dreaded name of Manifest Destiny, were almost biblical in scope. Sides is alive to the exuberance and alert to the tragedy of th
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Praise for Blood and Thunder "Kit Carson's role in the conquest of the Navajo during and after the Civil War remains one of the most dramatic and significant episodes in the history of the American West. Hampton Sides portrays Carson in the larger context of the conquest of the entire West, including his frequent and often lethal encounters with hostile Native Americans. Unusually, Sides gives full voice to Indian leaders themselves about their trials and tribulations in their dealings with the whites. Here is a national hero on the level of Daniel Boone, presented with all of his flaws and virtues, in the context of American people's belief that it was their Manifest Destiny to occupy the entire West." -Howard Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University and editor of The New Encyclopedia of the American West "The story of the American West has seldom been told with such intimacy and immediacy. Legendary figures like Kit Carson leap to life and history moves at a pulse-pounding pace-sweeping the reader along with it. Hampton Sides is a terrific storyteller." -Candice Millard, author of The River of Doubt "Hampton Sides doesn't just write a book, he transports the reader to another time and place. With his keen sense of drama and his crackling writing style, this master storyteller has bequeathed us a majestic history of the Old West." -James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys "Blood and Thunder is a big-hearted book whose subject is as expansive as they come. Hampton Sides tackles it with naked pleasure and narrative cunning: In his telling, the vast saga of America's westward push has a logical center. The dusty town of Santa Fe becomes the nexus around which swirl the fortunes and strategies of a mixed set of serious overachievers, from Kit Carson, the original mountain man, to James K. Polk, the enigmatic president whose achievements, in the dreaded name of Manifest Destiny, were almost biblical in scope. Sides is alive to the exuberance and alert to the tragedy of th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Leslie

Length:

21h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:55


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:49


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:17


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:17


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:37


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:35


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:37


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:54


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:23


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:55


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:10


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:40


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:11


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:08


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:11


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:41


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:42


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:02


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:05


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:24


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:39


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:36


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:58


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:38


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:02


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:07


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:48


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:12


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:46


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:32


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:27


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:00


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:32


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:09


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:22


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:10


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:16


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:22


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:38


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:36


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:29


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:36


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:56


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:06


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:02


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:16


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:40


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:55


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:45


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:46


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:12


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:19


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:40


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:11


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:28


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:26


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:48


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:41


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:20


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:51


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:50


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:21


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:03


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:06


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:32


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:50


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:23


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:26


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:21


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:52


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:55


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:23


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:11


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:08


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:03


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:22


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:04


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:16


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:44


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:22


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:00


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:45


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:23


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:19


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:12


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:45


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:15


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:35


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:52


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

02:24


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:49


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:06


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:46

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