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Winners and losers

Source: The Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, shown here in a 19th-century illustration, features in a highly readable history of the American west

Cozzens is an erudite storyteller, meticulous in his approach to documenting the west

The Earth Is Weeping

by Peter Cozzens Atlantic, 576 pages, £25

The American west of the 19th century is a region well deserving of the label ‘epic’: undergoing dramatic political and economic changes; party to

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