The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge.
The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the North Butte Mining Company's Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked more than 2,000 feet below ground, the fire spewed flames, smoke, and poisonous gas through a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Within an hour more than 400 men would be locked in a battle to survive. Within three days 164 of them would be dead.
In the last three decades of the 19th century, an American buffalo herd once numbering 30 million animals was reduced to 23. It was the era of Manifest Destiny, a gilded age that viewed the West as nothing more than a treasure chest of resources to be dug up or shot down. Supporting hide hunters was the US Army, which considered the eradication of the buffalo essential to victory in its ongoing war on Native Americans.
"Depressing history of American tragedy"
The book that inspired the award-winning movie. Nominated for 12 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Winner of 5 BAFTAS including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film. Winner of the 2016 Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Actor - Drama, and Best Director. The novel that inspired the epic new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Hugh Glass isn’t afraid to die. He’s done it once already.
"You shall perish by my hands"
From the number-one international best-selling author of The Revanant - the book that inspired the award-winning movie - comes the fascinating story of America's first battle over the environment. In the last three decades of the 19th century, an American buffalo herd once numbering 30 million animals was reduced to 12.
From the number-one international best-selling author of The Revenant - the book that inspired the award-winning movie - comes the remarkable true story of the worst mining disaster in American history. In 1917, the lives of a company of miners changed forever when the underground labyrinth of tunnels in which they worked burst into flames. Within an hour, more than 400 men would be locked in a battle to survive. Within three days, 164 of them would be dead.
South Dakota, zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts: Der Pelztierjäger Hugh Glass wird am Grand River von einem Grizzly angefallen und lebensgefährlich verletzt. Seine beiden Begleiter geben dem Mann keine großen Überlebenschancen. Als sie Indianer in der Nähe ihres Lagers sichten, bringen sie sich in Sicherheit und lassen Glass unbewaffnet zurück. Doch wie durch ein Wunder überlebt er - und schwört Rache.