RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 10018615 LA English T1 Kit Carson : a pattern for heroes A1 Guild, Thelma S.,, Carter, Harvey L., PB University of Nebraska Press PP Lincoln YR 1984 SN 0803221185 9780803221185 AB Kit Carson was shown on the cover of an old dime novel slaying six Indians with one hand while protecting a fair maiden with the other. Stories about him, mainly apocryphal, circulated well before his death in 1868 and have been handed down in a multitude of biographies. Now Harvey L. Carter joins with Thelma S. Guild to present the fullest, most authoritative biography of Kit Carson ever written. Carefully separating myth from fact, the authors draw on a wide variety of sources, published and unpublished, including private letters. Their scrupulous restoration of Kit Carson in his geographical and historical setting proves that scholarship can have entertaining results: Kit Carson: A Pattern for Heroes is a cracking good adventure story.