The well crafted and well researched writing
To pick just one or two is like asking which is your favorite child .This book is amazing from start to finish
Kit Carson is a standout for sure
What they didnt teach you about history
Loved this book , It is right up there with many other great views on early american history Honest brutal astonishing much like the great works of Allan W.Eckert .The book is fair to all History is now being written with a new prism a new perspective. As I am sure a cycle of revisionism occurs with some regularity. This book contains limited perspectives on what is or was pollitically correct and I am thankful for the great effort at objectivity. it is getting diffacult to find .Writers worry more about offending this constituency or that and letting that dictate a political statement .just offer the facts as the research provides and avoid the judgements by the standards some feel compelled to add .This auther has done a fine job of that the research and efforts to tell the story objectivly often in the participants is laudable. A great book filled with loads of important details carefully crafted.
Definitely top of my list.
Human, balanced, and fair.
His voice fit the subject matter.
Carson's accidental quest to settle the west.
probably not - the first time was good enough
The Navajo return to the 4-corners area.
A well-written and engrossing history of Kit Carson and the American West. Don Leslie's folksy but crisp and precise narration is the perfect companion.
The book was just ok for me. It's a history book about the Navahos and Kit Carson. I'm a history buff, but this book could have cut in half. I didn't know it was a history book, and wouldn't have spent a credit if I had known.
Fear is the mind Killer, so Face Your Fear
THE KIT CARSON
I cannot think of one. I had no idea how influential Kit Carson was on American history
The knowledge was great, but the story sometimes dry. Don really kept me entertained.
I was stunned how little I knew about how the west was won.
Hampton Side Does it Again Hampton Side has taken on the Western Expansion and the life of Kit Carson. In broad strokes and using wonderfully exciting prose, his Kit Carson and the virtual ruin of the Navajo nation come to life. The reading of James Naughton, the writing of Sides, and the story make this a worth while listen. Some will not agree with Side's point of view, but no one can complain that he hasn't done everyone a favor by bringing this bygone era to the modern reader's attention.
The story and narration are good. I think that he did a good job of providing a balanced account. It was however, a bit long.
About 80% of this book was good to very good but there were intermittent periods where it dragged. You just have to keep going and then you will be back into the excitement and interest again. Overall this is a 3.7 to a 4.0. I'm glad I purchased it.