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When Larry McMurtry writes, people read. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove has established his credentials in novels, memoirs, essays, and screenplays. Thus, when he fixes his attention on General George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), readers instinctively perk up. This generously illustrated biography of the most legendary figure of the West presents not just the fabled Last Stand, but all that led before. McMurtry clearly views Custer as a restless, enigmatic man whose passion for glory was fulfilled only posthumously. In several ways, Custer is a perfect match-up of subject and author; an encounter of two authentic Western spirits.