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On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and his famed U.S. Seventh Cavalry ...
On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and his famed U.S. Seventh Cavalry attacked an encampment of Lakota and Cheyenne Indians. By the close of the day, the Battle of the Little Bighorn was over and the Civil War hero Custer was dead, along with more than 200 of his men. It was a shocking, unexpected defeat for the dashing one-time Boy General and a magnificent victory for Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and their warriors—although it became a last gasp for the Indians' way of life.
The battle is over, but even now, 125 years later, Custer's Last Stand still fascinates and horrifies us, continuing to stir conroversy and spark vigorous debate.
Posted June 7, 2001
I don't know what the previous reviewer was thinking. Custer and the Little Bighorn is a great book! I've seen the Custer Album, which is just a collection of photos which are misidentified, misdated, and constantly crop off the tops of people's heads. Custer and the Little Bighorn is a full biography, which does an excellent job of describing Custer's mindset and attitude, and why they were wildly successful during the Civil War and why they cost him dearly on the plains. The photos themselves are beautiful (I've only found a couple of typos in the captions) and the layout is top-notch. I'm very impressed with Donovan's writing and research.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 19, 2001
I am curious as to how it can be claimed that this is the 'first major illustrated biography' of the Boy General. Dr. Lawrence Frost's THE CUSTER ALBUM merits that title! It was published in 1964!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 22, 2001
A closer inspection shows that my earlier review was in error. This does not meet the high standards of most other books on Custer. This book is full of errors in captions and the bibliography is weak at best.I noticed in particular the absence of a listing of DR. Frost's The Custer Album, which makes it easier to claim that this is the first major illustrated bio of GAC. Look elsewhere for a good read on the Boy General!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 8, 2010
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