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Sides, Hampton

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Most widely held works by Hampton Sides
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: march thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a surreally hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing -- elsewhere in the Philippines, the Japanese Army had already executed American prisoners as it retreated from the advancing U.S. Army. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops. - Jacket flap
Blood and thunder : an epic of the American West by Hampton Sides( Book )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides( Book )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom, and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice -- a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin by Hampton Sides( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April, 1967: a prison escape. James Earl Ray, nondescript thief and con man, drifts through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he is galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. February, 1968: a Memphis garbage strike. Martin Luther King joins the sanitation workers' cause, but their march turns violent. King vows to return to Memphis in April. Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI. Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.--From publisher description
On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle by Hampton Sides( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 15, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur convinced President Harry Truman that the Communist forces of Kim Il-sung would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving. The Chinese, he said with near certainty, would not intervene in the war. As he was speaking, 300,000 Red Chinese soldiers began secretly crossing the Manchurian border. As Americans moved deep into the snowy mountains of North Korea, toward the trap Mao had set along the frozen shores of the Chosin Reservoir, what followed was one of the most harrowing operations in American military history. Sides' account provides a grunt's-eye view of history. -- adapted from jacket
In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette by Hampton Sides( Recording )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom,and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice-a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth
Ghost soldiers : the epic account of World War II's greatest rescue mission by Hampton Sides( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, 121 Marines slip behind enemy lines in the Philippines to rescue 513 POWs, including the last survivors of the Bataan Death March, in an epic show of bravery for both groups
Blood and thunder : [an epic of the American West] by Hampton Sides( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.--
Roads to Memphis( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin by Hampton Sides( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man--whose real name was James Earl Ray--drifted through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he was galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. On February 1, 1968, two Memphis garbage men were crushed to death in their hydraulic truck, provoking the exclusively African American workforce to go on strike. Hoping to resuscitate his faltering crusade, King joined the sanitation workers' cause, but their march down Beale Street, the historic avenue of the blues, turned violent. Humiliated, King fatefully vowed to return to Memphis in April. With relentless storytelling drive, Sides follows Galt and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the crushing moment at the Lorraine Motel when the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a riveting cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the sixty-five-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI
Ghost soldiers : [the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission] by Hampton Sides( Recording )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Why moths hate Thomas Edison and other urgent inquiries into the odd nature of nature : the best of Outside magazine's "The wild file" by Hampton Sides( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses questions regarding the strange, bizarre, trivial, and odd facets of nature, animals, geological features, outer space, and humans
Ghost soldiers : the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides( Recording )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: march thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops
Stomping grounds : a pilgrim's progress through eight American subcultures by W. Hampton Sides( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sides looks into the Bohemian Club of San Fransico, the Rainbow Family of Living Light, the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, the Iditarod trail, the Black Hills Motor Classic, the Church of God in Christ, a Tupperware Home Sales annual Jubilee and the Bassmasters Classic
On desperate ground : the Marines at the reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle by Hampton Sides( Recording )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hampton Sides chronicles the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War
Hellhound on his trail : the electrifying account of the largest manhunt in American history by Hampton Sides( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April, 1967: a prison escape. James Earl Ray, nondescript thief and con man, drifts through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he is galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. February, 1968: a Memphis garbage strike. Martin Luther King joins the sanitation workers' cause, but their march turns violent. King vows to return to Memphis in April. Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI. Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great--From publisher description
Ghost soldiers : the astonishing story of one of wartime's greatest escapes by Hampton Sides( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian History of the American West by Dee Alexander Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth anniversary hardcover edition, Brown has contributed an incisive new preface. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won
The Grand Canyon : between river and rim by Peter McBride( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Award-winning photographer Pete McBride, along with best-selling authors Kevin Fedarko and Hampton Sides, takes us on a gripping adventure story told through stunning, never-before-seen photography and powerful essays. By hiking the entire 750 miles of Grand Canyon National Park--from the Colorado River to the canyon rim--McBride captures the majesty of as well as calling us to protect America's open-aired cathedral. This is the most spectacular collection of Grand Canyon imagery ever seen, showing beauty from vantages where no other photographers have ever stood. It will also highlight the conservation challenges this iconic national park faces as visitation numbers grow and development pressures surrounding it mount. This photography will inspire and remind us why we protect such a cherished public space"--Amazon.com
Going free : American POWs in WWII Philippines by Hampton Sides( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eBook short. From Hampton Sides?s Ghost Soldiers, ? The men of Cabanatuan had been held by the Japanese since the Bataan Death March, in increasingly dire circumstances. With the war turning in the Americans? favor, the POWs worried that their captors would murder them all in the frenzy of an all-out withdrawal.? Then one day in early January, 1945, the prison guards simply left. ? For a brief moment the haggard survivors of Cabanatuan were given the keys to their prison, though swift death was promised to anyone who dared leave. The prisoners waited nervously, all while (unbeknownst to them) a daring raid was being planned which would result in their rescue or their end. This is Hampton Sides at his most riveting, a fitting tribute to these soldiers who would be prisoners no more
 
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Ghost soldiers : the epic account of World War II's greatest rescue mission
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Blood and thunder : an epic of the American WestHellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassinGhost soldiers : the epic account of World War II's greatest rescue missionBlood and thunder : [an epic of the American West]Roads to MemphisHellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassinGhost soldiers : [the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission]Why moths hate Thomas Edison and other urgent inquiries into the odd nature of nature : the best of Outside magazine's "The wild file"
Alternative Names
Hampton Sides Amerikaans historicus

Hampton Sides US-amerikanischer Historiker, Autor und Journalist

Sides, Hampton W. 1962-

Sides, W. Hampton.

Sides, W. Hampton 1962-

סיידס, המפטון

همپتون ساید

사이즈, 햄튼 1962-

시드, 햄프턴 1962-

サイズ, ハンプトン

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