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Hampton Sides, contributing editor of "Outside" & editor of "The Wild File," is also the author of "Ghost Soldiers". He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Publisher Provided) Hampton Sides received a BA in history from Yale University. He is editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and has also written mostrar mais for National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Preservation, and Men's Journal. His magazine work has been nominated twice for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. He is the author of several books including Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, Hellhound on His Trail, and In the Kingdom of Ice. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Hampton Sides at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74237058

Obras de Hampton Sides

Associated Works

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1970) — Prefácio, algumas edições9,015 cópias
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v227 #6 June (2015) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Sides, Hampton
Nome de batismo
Sides, W. Hampton
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Locais de residência
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Yale University
2002 PEN USA Award for nonfiction
2002 Discover Award from Barnes & Noble
Pequena biografia
Hampton Sides (born 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American historian and journalist. He is the author of Hellhound on His Trail, Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, and other bestselling works of narrative history and literary non-fiction. Sides is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and has written for such periodicals as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Men's Journal, and The Washington Post. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing.



Bought this book in 2022 purely because I loved the author's book called "On Desperate Ground" and hoped this book would draw me in as much as that one did. I read it during the summer of 2022 and finished it while on my way to exercise NATIVE FURY in Saudi Arabia. It's a good book and does a great job displaying the struggles these POWs went through during WWII that helped put things into perspective for me during an easy exercise in Saudi. I would only recommend this to someone who is very interested in this specific story, one of its characters, or WWII in the Philippines.

**Mom found the hardcover version of this book in 2024 somewhere cheap and bought it for me to replace my paperback version.
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SDWets | outras 55 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
Another excellent history by Hampton Sides - a thorough and thoughtful account of the last voyage of Captain James Cook (apparently the inspiration for the name James T. Kirk!). I found the descriptions of 18th-century Tasmania, various Pacific islands, and Alaska before the extinction of the Tasmanians, the reduction of the sea otter population to about 1,000 individuals by 1900, the Exxon Valdez disaster, etc. to be especially moving. It is also interesting to think about the degree to which we take our knowledge of geography for granted. Cook was the first to cross both the Antarctic and Arctic circles and among the many things that he was famous for included that he had shown that there was no Antarctic continent (he didn't go far enough south), and that ice formed in the Arctic Ocean from seawater and there could be no Northwest Passage.… (mais)
markm2315 | outras 4 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Finally a readable Captain Cook book written in modern narrative nonfiction form. Hampton Sides is one of the best of this genre. The pacing and proportion it's like a 14 hour movie that never flags. Captain Cook you can't get away from, he is named dropped all over the place, in places and in books. Yet, try to find good books about him and they are either hagiography or so detailed as to loose sight of the forest for the trees. He is a difficult subject because of the evils of colonialism; and Cook left very few written records other than ship logs, he was a reserved character in real life. Sides shows Cook to be a man torn by self-knowledge of despoiling native cultures, but also with no choice because of his mission. These contradictions drove Cook a little crazy in the end as he vacillates between benevolent bringer of civilization, and destroyer of worlds. Despite the evils of colonization, it still captures the imagination exploring at a continent-scale for the first time. Cooks third voyage was the longest distance and time wise of any exploratory journey to that time. This is a wonderful book about an amazing story by a remarkable writer.… (mais)
1 vote
Stbalbach | outras 4 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
Exploration,Captain Cook,Polynesia,Hawaii,Alaska,New Zealand
wrjensen382 | outras 4 resenhas | Apr 26, 2024 |



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