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Hampton Sides
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Hampton Sides is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trial, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons.

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Americana
Dispatches from the New Frontier
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $13.95

Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies…

For more than fifteen years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. Reporting for Outside, The New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Americana
Dispatches from the New Frontier
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Blood and Thunder
The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00

In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the... Read more >

Blood and Thunder

Written by Hampton Sides


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Ghost Soldiers
The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 7, 2002
Price: $16.00

On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the... Read more >

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Ghost Soldiers
The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $35.00

Winner, 2002 PEN Center West Literary Award for best Research Nonfiction

Recepient, Barnes & Noble 2001 Discover Great New Writers Awards for Nonfiction

On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines in an attempt to rescue 513 American and... Read more >

Ghost Soldiers
The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $11.99

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Hellhound On His Trail
The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt In American History
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.95

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... Read more >

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Hellhound On His Trail
The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $28.95

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... Read more >

Hellhound On His Trail

Written by Hampton Sides


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Hellhound On His Trail
The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $29.00

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In the Kingdom of Ice
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $28.95

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age. 

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... Read more >

In the Kingdom of Ice
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $14.99

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In the Kingdom of Ice
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $29.00

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