Custer's Last Stand: The Anatomy of an American Myth

Custer's Last Stand: The Anatomy of an American Myth

by Brian W. Dippie
     
 

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Defeat and death at the Little Bighorn gave General George Custer and his Seventh Cavalry a kind of immortality. In Custer's Last Stand, Brian W. Dippie investigates the body of legend surrounding that battle on a bloody Sunday in 1876. His survey of the event in poems, novels, paintings, movies, jokes, and other ephemera amounts to a unique reflection onSee more details below

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Defeat and death at the Little Bighorn gave General George Custer and his Seventh Cavalry a kind of immortality. In Custer's Last Stand, Brian W. Dippie investigates the body of legend surrounding that battle on a bloody Sunday in 1876. His survey of the event in poems, novels, paintings, movies, jokes, and other ephemera amounts to a unique reflection on the national character.

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ISBN-13:
9780803265929
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Robert M. Utley
Provocative, informative, fascinating, and almost incidentally a bibliographical treasure. Dippis' book is sure to enjoy the favor of all who, like me, are incurable addicted to the history and legend of the Little Big Horn.
—Robert M. Utley, American West

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