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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

List price: $35.00
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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…    
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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
Pathfinders
"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
Civilizers
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
Soldiers
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
Explorers
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
Tourists
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index