BLOOD AND THUNDER, The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
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by Hampton Sides. Softbound, 578 pages, 5-1/4" x 8". Hampton Sides gives us a magnificent history of the the American conquest of the West. At the center of this sweeping tale is Kit Carson, the trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures made him a legend. Sides shows us how this illiterate mountain man understood and respected the Western tribes better than any other American, yet willingly followed orders that would ultimately devastate the Navajo nation. Rich in detail and spanning more than three decades, this is an essential addition to our understanding of how the West was really won.
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