This is how history should be written this is the kind of book that spoils you for other books hampton sides blood and thunder is a sprawling account of the opening of the american southwest it starts in 1846 with american soldiers arriving in santa fe and ends roughly around the time of the first battle of adobe walls in 1864. Blood and thunder an epic of the american west doubleday 2001 is a non fiction book written by american historian and author hampton sidesit focuses on the transformation of the american west during the 19th century. Riveting monumental not only does blood and thunder capture a pivotal moment in us history in marvelous detail it is also authoritative and masterfully told the washington post book world stunning both haunting and lyrical blood and thunder is truly a masterpiece los angeles times we see a panorama and a whole history intricately laced with wonder . The paperback of the blood and thunder the epic story of kit carson and the conquest of the american west by hampton sides at barnes noble this epic of the american west as the book is aptly subtitled is mostly the biography of kit carson with a bit of the genocide of native americans on the side it is a tale of bravery and pain . Npr books a west won by blood and thunder wbur on point with tom ashbrook kit carson and the american west cbs sunday morning kit carson hero or villain c span cities tour santa fe hampton sides blood and thunder c span book discussion on blood and thunder the diane rehm show
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