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The last days of George Armstrong Custer : [the true story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn]

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In this thrilling narrative history of George Armstrong Custers death at the Little Bighorn, award-winning historian Thom Hatch puts to rest the questions and conspiracies that have made Custer's last stand one of the most misunderstood events in American history. While numerous historians have investigated the battle, what happened on those plains hundreds of miles from even a whisper of civilization has been obscured by intrigue and deception starting with the very first shots fired. Custers death and the defeat of the 7th Calvary by the Sioux was a shock to a nation that had come to believe that its westward expansion was a matter of destiny. While the first reports defended Custer, many have come to judge him by this single event, leveling claims of racism, disobedience, and incompetence. These false claims unjustly color Custers otherwise extraordinarily life and fall far short of encompassing his service to his country. By reexamining the facts and putting Custer within the context of his time and his career as a soldier, Hatchs The Last Days of George Armstrong Custer reveals the untold and controversial truth of what really happened in the valley of the Little Bighorn, making it the definitive history of Custers last stand. This history of charging cavalry, desperate defenses, and malicious intrigue finally sets the record straight for one of historys most dynamic and misunderstood figures.

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Clyde-Savannah Public Library 973.82 Hatch (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250051028
  • ISBN: 1250051029
  • Physical Description: viii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, photographs ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from jacket ; subtitle on title page repeats the main title.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page [311]-355) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The wrath of President Grant -- Glorious war -- Chasing shadows on the plains -- Death along the Washita -- Battling Sioux in Yellowstone country -- Black Hills, red spirits -- Prelude to war -- First blood -- The march of the Seventh Cavalry -- Into the valley -- The crimson trail -- Battle Ridge -- The siege of the hilltop -- Bodies on the field -- Custer's avengers -- Mysteries, myths, and legends -- Clearing the smoke from the battlefield -- What really happened? -- Heroes and villains.
Summary, etc.:
In this thrilling narrative history of George Armstrong Custers death at the Little Bighorn, award-winning historian Thom Hatch puts to rest the questions and conspiracies that have made Custer's last stand one of the most misunderstood events in American history. While numerous historians have investigated the battle, what happened on those plains hundreds of miles from even a whisper of civilization has been obscured by intrigue and deception starting with the very first shots fired. Custers death and the defeat of the 7th Calvary by the Sioux was a shock to a nation that had come to believe that its westward expansion was a matter of destiny. While the first reports defended Custer, many have come to judge him by this single event, leveling claims of racism, disobedience, and incompetence. These false claims unjustly color Custers otherwise extraordinarily life and fall far short of encompassing his service to his country. By reexamining the facts and putting Custer within the context of his time and his career as a soldier, Hatchs The Last Days of George Armstrong Custer reveals the untold and controversial truth of what really happened in the valley of the Little Bighorn, making it the definitive history of Custers last stand. This history of charging cavalry, desperate defenses, and malicious intrigue finally sets the record straight for one of historys most dynamic and misunderstood figures.
Subject: Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876.
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876.


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