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Publisher's Summary

In this ground-shaking, breath-taking cri de coeur, Bowden delves with love-driven fury for the roots of our brutal history in this once-brave New World. The figures he casts before us - from Pancho Villa to a modern-day drug lord, from General Sherman to a skid-row Sioux named Robert Sundance - trace a story not so much of rapaciousness as of fear and loathing. Bowden twines it with the natural history of the hammer orchid, a carnivore whose deceptive delicacy comes to stand for the terror and hypocrisy that have perverted our love of the land, its peoples, and our very natures.

The book is published by University of Texas Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

"Blood Orchid is its own trip, brilliant and always compelling. Bowden…is becoming one of our most important voices in the so-called New West." (Los Angeles Times)

"A first-rate eye-opener to our soul history, the germinal material, vast and brooding, that is always left out of more orthodox (all of them) books about America." (Jim Harrison)

©1995 Charles Bowden (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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