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Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides is the author of Ghost Soldiers, Hellhound On His Trail and other bestselling works of narrative history. He is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, The American Scholar, and Newsweek. His magazine work, collected in numerous published anthologies, has been twice named a Finalist for the National Magazine Awards in feature writing.

Ghost Soldiers, a World War II narrative, has sold slightly over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Blood and Thunder, about the life of controversial frontiersman Kit Carson, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2006 by Time magazine, and is currently under development as a television miniseries. Sides’ most recent national bestseller, Hellhound On His Trail, is about the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and the international manhunt for assassin James Earl Ray. 

Sides’ newest book, tentatively titled North: An American Saga of the High Arctic, will be out in early 2014.

He lives in Santa Fe with his wife Anne and their three boys.