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George Armstrong Custer is one of the most controversial figures in American history. In his associates he inspired either love or hate, but never indifference.

On a hot June Sunday in 1876, hordes of painted Indian warriors swarmed over a treeless Montana ridge rising from the Little Bighorn River Valley. Five companies of U.S. Cavalry, fought briefly and hopelessly against overwhelming odds. When the guns ...
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Overview

George Armstrong Custer is one of the most controversial figures in American history. In his associates he inspired either love or hate, but never indifference.

On a hot June Sunday in 1876, hordes of painted Indian warriors swarmed over a treeless Montana ridge rising from the Little Bighorn River Valley. Five companies of U.S. Cavalry, fought briefly and hopelessly against overwhelming odds. When the guns fell silent and the smoke and dust of battle lifted, every soldier lay dead.
This was "Custer's Last Stand" the most spectacular triumph of the American Indian in his four-century struggle against the relentlessly advancing European civilization that finally crushed him. It forms a chapter of American history that has inspired intense study and provoked intense controversy that has been chronicled endlessly in prose and verse and enacted time and again on motion picture and television screens. In total defeat and death, Custer and his men achieved an immortality that even the most dramatic victory could not have won them.

Dive into this gripping story of the man and the campaign. Fascinating eyewitness accounts of the battle, offering views from both sides, are a special treat that round out the narrative of the author.

Newly reformatted for the Nook, this edition is packed with photographs, images and maps, setting the stage of the battle with visual impact, and bringing the characters to life. (As with the print edition, all images except the cover art are in black and white.)

Also included is the engaging artwork of Leonard Baskin. His images speak to us across time; his subjects seem to look out from the screen and deep into our own eyes.
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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    This book is a must for any history buff that loves American his

    This book is a must for any history buff that loves American history from the 1800's particularity the Little Bighorn Battle and Custards Last Stand. This book was thoughtfully crafted with pictures, maps, and diagrams of the battles and is fulled with great stories and has tons of history that would be hard to find elsewhere. I am glad that i purchased this book and look forward to sharing it with some friends!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Wonderfully descriptive, incredible maps

    Little Bighorn Battlefield and Custer's Last Stand by Robert M. Utley is a wonderful, higly detailed, in depth overview of the Little BigHorn Campaign. The maps are my favorite part of this book, really bring the story to life and help understand the plans of action that are told. The first map you see in this book are of the Sioux campaign. You see the movement of Gibbons, Terry-Custer and Crooks and the image in your mind is really brought to life with the addition of the incredible description the campaign. This is just one example within the first few pages of this book. Another thing I really enjoyed about this story is you get both sides of the story, which is often difficult to find in history books. This books sets you up with the setting, vivid imagery and all of the information you could ever need regarding Custer. His Last Stand is well known throughout our history, but in this, you get more than just a list of facts, it adds a personal touch that I found compelling and highly interesting. Little Bighorn Battlefield and Custer's Last Stand would be perfect for teaching purposes, as I said above, the maps are incredible added bonuses and the information is better than what you would normally find in our school's history books. But even if you just want some information on Custer, I would definitely say this one is for you.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Wow!

    Best account of the Little Bighorn battle I've ever read. This is a must have for your collection! I'd get it just for the photos!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Learned a lot!

    I've never read much on the topic of Custer, but I watched a movie the other day that mentioned something of "Custer's last stand", which admittedly, I've heard many times in my life, but seems I've never had the time to devulge into our history like I wish I could. But, with my new Nook in hand, I decided to see if I could find a story on this man, and this is the one I came across. The decription drew me in, and I wanted to see which side of the table I belonged on...the love him or hate him aspect. I'm still not sure, but what I can say is that he was very brave, strong, a loyal soldier, independent and a fierce warrior. This book told me everything, and much more than I expected to learn. Not knowing much about him to begin with aside from the cliche used in movies, I feel like I now have a good grasp on this piece of history. I know about the battle, Custer, himself, as well as new characters for me such as Terry, Crooks and Gibbons who fought alongside him in battle. I've learned about the Sioux and other tribes and the hardships they had to overcome as well. I would really recommend this book for anyone who is beginning to learn about our history or even for someone who already knows a lot because I guarantee this one will tell you things you didn't even know! It's loaded with information, photos and detailed maps. I will definitely be finding more history books by this author as it was easy to follow and the index was really helpful as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    check it out

    I have read several book on custer, and this is one of the better one's.
    It had a few thing's in it that I had never read about in some of the other books.

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