Book Discussion on Blood and Thunder

Hampton Sides talked about his book Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, published by Doubleday. He described the violence… read more

Hampton Sides talked about his book Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, published by Doubleday. He described the violence and deception used by American explorers against Indians in their conquest of Navajo country. He also talked about America’s 19th century expansion into the American Southwest and the military expeditions led by former fur trapper Kit Carson. He explained that Carson was not a self-promoter and did not enjoy his celebrity or the dime novels about his exploits. After his presentation the author responded to students' questions.

Mr. Sides addressed a group of students enrolled in a course on the American West at Columbia University. close

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Book Discussion on Blood and Thunder

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 16, 2006
Last Aired:
May 16, 2011

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  • Dec 16, 2006 | 3:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 17, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 24, 2006 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2006 | 7:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 07, 2007 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 14, 2011 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2011 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2011 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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