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Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West
Hampton Sides
Adult Nonfiction F591 .S54 2006

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ContentsPage
Prologue: Hoofbeatsp. 1
Book 1 - The New Men
1 - Jumping Offp. 7
2 - The Glittering Worldp. 22
3 - The Army of the Westp. 29
4 - Singing Grassp. 37
5 - Blue Bead Mountainp. 45
6 - Who Is James K. Polk?p. 53
7 - What a Wild Life!p. 63
8 - The Ruling Hand of Providencep. 67
9 - The Pathfinderp. 74
10 - When the Land Is Sickp. 81
11 - The Un-Alamop. 86
12 - We Will Correct All Thisp. 91
13 - Narbona Passp. 94
14 - The Uninvaded Silencep. 97
15 - On the Altar of the Countryp. 101
16 - A Perfect Butcheryp. 106
17 - The Fire of Montezumap. 111
18 - Your Duty, Mr. Carsonp. 116
19 - Daggers in Every Lookp. 127
20 - Men with Ears Down to Their Anklesp. 134
21 - The Hall of Final Ruinp. 139
22 - The New Menp. 150
Book 2 - A Broken Country
23 - The Grim Metronomep. 155
24 - Lords of the Mountainsp. 165
25 - The Devil's Turnpikep. 174
26 - Our Red Childrenp. 189
27 - Cold Steelp. 192
28 - El Crepusculop. 206
29 - American Mercuryp. 229
30 - Time at Last Sets All Things Evenp. 237
31 - A Broken Countryp. 246
32 - The Finest Head I Ever Sawp. 269
33 - The Death Knotp. 275
34 - Men Without Eyesp. 283
35 - Blood and Thunderp. 299
Book 3 - Monster Slayer
36 - The Fearing Timep. 325
37 - People of the Single Starp. 340
38 - The Sons of Some Dear Motherp. 362
39 - The Round Forestp. 379
40 - Children of the Mistp. 396
41 - General Orders No. 55p. 417
42 - Fortress Rockp. 429
43 - The Long Walkp. 445
44 - Adobe Wallsp. 458
45 - The Condition of the Tribesp. 471
46 - Crossing Purgatoryp. 482
Epilogue: In Beauty We Walkp. 493
A Note on the Sourcesp. 499
Notesp. 503
Selected Bibliographyp. 531
Acknowledgmentsp. 549
Indexp. 551
Art Creditsp. 557


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