Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West (Abridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER  From the author of Ghost Soldiers comes a magnificent history of the American conquest of the West—"a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" (The New York Times Book Review).

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.

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.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
DL
Don Leslie
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:29
hr min
RELEASED
2006
October 3
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
327.5
MB

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