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Little Big Man
     

Little Big Man

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by Thomas Berger
 

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Believe it or not, Jack Crabb is 111 years old. He is also the son of two fathers, one white, the other a Cheyenne Indian chief who gave him the name Little Big Man.

As a Cheyenne, Crabb feasted on dog, loved four wives, and saw his people butchered by horse-soldiers commanded by Custer. As a white man, he helped hunt the buffalo into extinction, tangled with

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Believe it or not, Jack Crabb is 111 years old. He is also the son of two fathers, one white, the other a Cheyenne Indian chief who gave him the name Little Big Man.

As a Cheyenne, Crabb feasted on dog, loved four wives, and saw his people butchered by horse-soldiers commanded by Custer. As a white man, he helped hunt the buffalo into extinction, tangled with Wyatt Earp, cheated Wild Bill Hickok--and lived through the showdown that followed. He also survivied the Battle of Little Bighorn, where he fought side by side with Custer himself--even though he'd sworn to kill him.

The basis of a popular film, LITTLE BIG MAN, was hailed by "The Nation" as a "seminal event...the most significant cultural and literary trend of the [1960's]."

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“An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us.”—Henry Miller

“The very best novel ever about the American West.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Spellbinding . . . [Crabb] surely must be one of the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed.”—Time

“Superb . . . Berger’s success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding.”—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780848804299
Publisher:
Amereon LTD.
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.77(h) x 1.20(d)

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An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us...a delicious, crazy, panoramic enlargement...

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Thomas Berger, whom the Times Literary Supplement has called “one of the century’s most important writers,” is the author of twenty-three novels. Little Big Man has been published in more than fifty editions throughout the world.

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Little Big Man 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Little Big Man is the best Thomas Berger novel by far. It's very very funny, entertaining and informative ... all in one. The movie took some liberties with the book but both are great. I have read this book numerous times and always laugh out loud at certain sections. The book also has some sad and poignant themes, and Mr. Berger covers them all with great style. Mr. Berger also wrote a sequel titled Return of Little Big Man, written in the same vein as the original. A great book!
MaZBaTZ More than 1 year ago
Henry Miller described this novel as "a delicious, cracy, panoramic elargement." Praised by "The Nation" as "a seminal event in the most significant cultural and literary trend of the 1960s," and described by The New York Times Book Review as"One of the very best novels of the decade and the very best novel ever about the American West", this work is a watershed exploration of self-identification, fully as salient in the 2010s as it was when it first appeared in 1964.
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