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Battle of the Little Bighorn
     

Battle of the Little Bighorn

by Mari Sandoz
 

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What would Custer say about the battle that made him a legend? We will never know of course, but Mari Sandoz, in her beautifully written and deeply felt story of his legendary and much disputed battle, provides a suitable coda to that drama of a century ago.

The encounter was scripted for tragedy. Custer failed to wait for a supporting column. He divided his command

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What would Custer say about the battle that made him a legend? We will never know of course, but Mari Sandoz, in her beautifully written and deeply felt story of his legendary and much disputed battle, provides a suitable coda to that drama of a century ago.

The encounter was scripted for tragedy. Custer failed to wait for a supporting column. He divided his command. He took on an enemy 20 times his size. He fought them in open terrain. Ironically the massacre inflicted by Sioux warriors hastened their own destruction. There's enough desolation for everyone.

"The author's style sings like one of those Seventh Cavalry bugles...she makes the scene come alive." (The Saturday Review)

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New York Times Book Review
"The book is a perfect mating of subject and author. . .and is probably the best account of the battle ever written. . . . Although it is written more from the white man's point of view than was the case in Crazy Horse, there is enough knowledgeable interpretation of the Indian outlook to give proper understanding to all that was transpiring. Buffs may disagree with some of Miss Sandoz's interpretations and conclusions, but to white man that is the basis of the continuing lure of the battle."—New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397004102
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/1966
Age Range:
14 Years

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