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Newer World - David Roberts

Paperback Published: 16th January 2001
ISBN: 9780684870212
Number Of Pages: 320

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Between 1842 and 1854 John C. Fremont, renowned as the nineteenth century's greatest explorer, and Kit Carson, the legendary scout and Indian fighter, boldly ventured into untamed territory to fulfill America's "manifest destiny." Drawing on little-known primary sources, as well as his own travels through the lands Fremont and Carson explored, David Roberts re-creates their expeditions, second in significance only to those of Lewis and Clark. "A Newer World" is a harrowing narrative of hardship and adventure and a poignant reminder of the cultural tragedy that westward expansion inflicted on the Native American.

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Allen Barra The Wall Street Journal Exhilarating reading. Anthony Day Los Angeles Times Gripping...Roberts does history a great service. David Shribman The Boston Globe Roberts gives new life to some of the most vivid figures on the American canvas. David Haward Bain The New York Times Book Review A remarkably well-balanced portrait of two major but still controversial figures of the Old West...Fascinating reading...The tension never lets up.

Preface: They Led the Wayp. 17
Savage Sublimity
A Disorder of Enormous Massesp. 23
One-Cent Rewardp. 50
Indian Killerp. 79
The Conquest of California
Childe Harold's Pilgrimagep. 107
The Howitzer in the Snowp. 123
Perfect Butcheryp. 141
Nemesisp. 163
Horror Desolation Despair
Hardscrabblep. 183
Camp Dismalp. 200
Wolf Bonesp. 216
The Strong and the Weakp. 234
The Long Walk
Roundupp. 247
The Siege of Tselaa'p. 259
Hweeldip. 270
Epiloguep. 287
Note on Sourcesp. 297
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
Indexp. 305
Photo Creditsp. 320
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ISBN: 9780684870212
ISBN-10: 0684870215
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 13.97  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.43

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