Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone by George Black

By George Black

"George Black rediscovers the historical past and lore of 1 of the planet's most luxurious landscapes. learn Empire of Shadows, and you can by no means think about our first—in many ways our greatest—national
park within the similar means again."
—Hampton aspects, writer of Blood and Thunder

Empire of Shadows is the epic tale of the conquest of Yellowstone, a panorama uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in fable within the aftermath of the Civil struggle. In a thorough reinterpretation of the 19th century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's construction because the end result of 3 interwoven strands of historical past - the eagerness for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its direction throughout the lives of these who sought to put naked its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a talented yet tormented cavalryman referred to as "the guy who invented Wonderland"; the formidable former vigilante chief Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who introduced photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil battle hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who eventually succeeded in having the hot nationwide Park put less than the security of the united states Cavalry. George Black¹s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking old account of the origins of America¹s majestic nationwide landmark.

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