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

Overview


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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Overview


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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What People Are Saying

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803265929
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 900,783
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author


Brian W. Dippie, a professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, is a well-known authority on Custer and the author of Catlin and His Contemporaries: The Politics of Patronage (Nebraska).
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