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    Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West: 1846-1890 (CD-Audio) By (author) Larry McMurtry, Narrator Michael Prichard

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    DescriptionHere are the true stories of the West's most terrible massacres--Sacramento River, Mountain Meadows, Sand Creek, Marias River, Camp Grant, and Wounded Knee, among others. These massacres involved Americans killing Indians, but also Indians killing Americans and, in the case of the currently hugely controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, Mormons slaughtering a party of American settlers, including women and children. McMurtry's evocative descriptions of these events recall their full horror, and the deep, constant apprehension and dread endured by both pioneers and Indians. By modern standards the death tolls were often small--Custer's defeat in 1876 was the only encounter to involve more than two hundred dead--yet in the thinly populated West of that time, the violent extinction of a hundred people had a colossal impact on all sides. Though the perpetrators often went unpunished, many guilty and traumatized men felt compelled to tell and retell the horror they had committed. Nephi Johnson, one of the participants in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, died crying "Blood, blood, blood!" McMurtry's powerful prose captures the gritty essence of this tumultuous and pivotal era, and the fascinating and remarkable men and women-American and Indian, celebrated and forgotten-who shaped the West, and would kill to keep it.


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    Title
    Oh What a Slaughter
    Subtitle
    Massacres in the American West: 1846-1890
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Larry McMurtry, Narrator Michael Prichard
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 79 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400101955
    ISBN 10: 1400101956
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 50000
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    DC21: 978.02
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060, HIS028000
    DC22: 978.02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    DC22: 978/.02
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: E78.W5 M35 2005B
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Lonesome Dove." Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.
    Review quote
    ""As always, superbly written."" ---Kirkus