Author Hampton Sides visited Gallup tonight to read from his book and talk about the process of writing it. Titled Blood and Thunder, the book is an historical account of Kit Carson. The title itself comes from the genre of original westerns written while Carson was alive. They were sensationalistic works of fiction, more pulp than anything else. These books were referred to as "blood and thunders".
After his presentation, Sides took a number of questions from the audience, and then ended the evening signing copies of his books.