Bugles in the Afternoon

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Rumors of a campaign against Sitting Bull cut through the ranks like a cold wind. Who would lead the charge? In Bugles in the Afternoon, legendary Western writer Ernest Haycox relates a compelling tale of Custer?s famed Seventh Cavalry and its fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in a balanced mix of action, exposition, and history.

Originally published in 1943, this classic work is now back in print in a new paperback edition. Historian Richard W. Etulain examines the ...

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Overview

Rumors of a campaign against Sitting Bull cut through the ranks like a cold wind. Who would lead the charge? In Bugles in the Afternoon, legendary Western writer Ernest Haycox relates a compelling tale of Custer’s famed Seventh Cavalry and its fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in a balanced mix of action, exposition, and history.

Originally published in 1943, this classic work is now back in print in a new paperback edition. Historian Richard W. Etulain examines the novel’s history and Haycox’s impact on a timeless genre in an original foreword. Ernest Haycox Jr. provides unique insight into his father’s writing regimen and commitment to authenticity in his introduction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806135663
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 801,404
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest Haycox Jr. is a retired journalist and public relations specialist. He is the author of On a Silver Desert: The Life of Ernest Haycox, published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Richard W. Etulain is Professor Emeritus of History and former director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico. Former editor of the New Mexico Historical Review, he is the author or editor of more than 50 books, including Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West and Telling Western Stories: From Buffalo Bill to Larry McMurtry.

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