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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: George Black
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (2012, Mar 13th).
“George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet’s most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you’ll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—nationalpark in the same way again.”—Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kieran Shields
Publisher: Crown (2012, Mar 27th).
Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, in the summer of 1892, a grisly new witch hunt is beginning.... When newly appointed Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called in to investigate a prostitute's murder in Portland, Maine, he's surprised to find the body laid out like a pentagram and pinned to the earth with a pitchfork. He's even more surprised to learn that this death by "sticking" is a traditional method of killing a witch. Baffled by the ritualized murder scene, Lean secretly enlists the help of historian Helen Prescott and brilliant criminalist Perceval Grey. Distrusted by officials because of his mixed Abenaki Indian ancestry, Grey is even more notorious for combining modern investigative techniques with an almost eerie perceptiveness. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability