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Blood and Thunder - Abridged

An Epic of the American West

By Hampton Sides
Narrated by Don Leslie / 6 hours 28 minutes

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.

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Author
Narrator Don Leslie
ISBN 9780553756821
Length 6 hours 28 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Abridged
Genres History & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #15,814 Overall
Genre rank #1,276 in History