I just read Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides, subtitled “The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West”.
It was quite informative and well-constructed and I’ll forget it all so very soon. Like John K Polk. Go ahead, ask me about Polk…quick though.
I really really wish I had read this book before I did that big road trip into the American Southwest where it all took place, including Santa Fe, Taos, and the prominently featured (click here to see the pictures…) Canyon de Chelly.