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Empire of Shadows The Epic Story of Yellowstone

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ISBN-10: 0312383193

ISBN-13: 9780312383190

Edition: 2012

Authors: George Black

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Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War.  In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries:  Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry.  George Black's Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America's majestic national landmark.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Author's Note
Prologue: The View from Mount Washburn
"A Knoledge of These People" 1805-1806
The Terrible Pahkees 1806
All for a Beaver Hat 1807-1810
The Big Knives 1811-1840
Bridger's Fort 1840-1850
Fakelore 1851
Man Picking Up Stones Running 1853-1858
Terra Incognita 1859-1860
Savagery, Barbarism, Civilization 1860-1862
Roads Paved with Gold 1863
A Noose Pendant 1863-1864
Tales of the Chief Guide 1864-1867
The Leading Men 1865-1867
Mission in the Snow 1865
Call to Arms 1866-1867
Paths of Glory 1860-1868
The Lost Tribes of the Second Cavalry May-July 1869
The Fort at the End of the World July 1869
A Death in the Family July-August 1869
The World of Letters and the World of Arms September-October 1869
Forty-four Below December 1869-January 1870
A Case of Mistaken Identity December 1869-January 1870
Heroes of the Hour January-March 1870
The Spoils of War May-August 1870
Grand, Gloomy, and Terrible August 22-29, 1870
Nine Nights Without Sleep August 29-September 3, 1870
The Deep Woods September 4-17, 1870
Lost and Found September-October 1870
The Professionals 1871
The Final Frontier 1872
Northern Pacific 1872
Temple of the Living God 1872-1877
The Nerve to Execute 1874-1876
Chief of Scouts July-August 1877
Full Circle August-October 1877
Epilogue: The Man Who Invented Wonderland
Dramatis Personae