Legend into History and Did Custer Disobey Orders at the Battle of the Little Big Horn?

Legend into History and Did Custer Disobey Orders at the Battle of the Little Big Horn?

by Charles Kuhlman
     
 
'If we wish to understand why Custer, Reno, Benteen, or any of the troop commanders did what they did, we must, in imagination, ride at their elbows and try to see what they saw at any given time and place, the nature of the terrain, what they knew or believed about the position and numbers of the enemy, the whereabouts of the different detachments of the regiment,

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'If we wish to understand why Custer, Reno, Benteen, or any of the troop commanders did what they did, we must, in imagination, ride at their elbows and try to see what they saw at any given time and place, the nature of the terrain, what they knew or believed about the position and numbers of the enemy, the whereabouts of the different detachments of the regiment, and try to understand their doubts and perplexities resulting from insufficient information.' - Partial quote from Legend into History

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Booknews
The two works originally published in 1951 and 1957, respectively, were written by a scholar who was virtually obsessed with discovering the how and the why of Custer's famous defeat, and who meticulously studied the physical evidence to draw conclusions that countered conventional assumptions. This combined edition carries an introduction by Brian C. Pohanka. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811704533
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Series:
Custer Library Series
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.33(d)

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