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Blood and thunder: the epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West

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A magnificent history of the American conquest of the West; "a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" ( The New York Times Book Review ) . In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of "Manifest Destiny," this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert wilderness.

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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subject_facetCarson, Kit, -- 1809-1868
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Indians of North America -- Wars -- West (U.S.)
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Navajo Indians -- History -- 19th century
Southwest, New -- History -- 1848-
United States -- Territorial expansion
United States. -- Army -- History -- 19th century
West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
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title_displayBlood and thunder : the epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West
title_fullBlood and Thunder The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
Blood and thunder : the epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West / Hampton Sides
title_shortBlood and thunder
title_subthe epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American West
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Carson, Kit
Frontier and pioneer life
History
History, Military
Indians of North America
Military
Navajo Indians
Nonfiction
Territorial expansion
Wars