Boots and Saddles: Life in Dakota with General Custer (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Boots and Saddles: Life in Dakota with General Custer (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Elizabeth B. Custer, Barbara Handy-Marchello
     
 

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In 1885, Elizabeth ("Libbie") Custer published her memoir about her marriage to General George Armstrong Custer, the most controversial military officer of the nineteenth century. Set at Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, Boots and Saddles offers a singular historical view of the frontier West and the Plains Wars. Women who followed the army endured both

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In 1885, Elizabeth ("Libbie") Custer published her memoir about her marriage to General George Armstrong Custer, the most controversial military officer of the nineteenth century. Set at Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, Boots and Saddles offers a singular historical view of the frontier West and the Plains Wars. Women who followed the army endured both boredom and danger, and Boots and Saddles could have aptly been subtitled "Elite Homemaking in the Far West."

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411431188
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
262,519
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


Elizabeth Bacon Custer was born on April 8, 1842, in Monroe, Michigan. Around 1862, when she graduated from boarding school as valedictorian, she met the handsome war hero George Armstrong Custer. She married Custer on February 9, 1864. She died in 1933, outliving her husband by 57 years, most of which was spent burnishing his public image.

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