My good friend and former shipmate, Bob Stockton, is now the author of several books. His latest work, "Counting Coup" is highlighted in this short video-
Stockton's website describes the book as:
The story of the way west in the early nineteenth century was often a tale of danger, death and unspeakable suffering. The early trappers and mountain men forged the trails westward for the pioneers that followed and became part of the legend of the American West. Of this hardy breed of early venturers, one name stands out above the rest: Kit Carson. Many stories of his bravery, often wildly exaggerated filled eastern bookshelves
You can see more about Bob Stockton and his work on his website at NavyPublishing.com. I recommend you take a look!