On the Plains with Custer: Tales from Before the West Was Won

On the Plains with Custer: Tales from Before the West Was Won

by Edwin L. Sabin, Charles H. Stephens
     
 

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This historical western was written before Custer was known as General, a time when those who knew and marched with Custer were still alive. Edwin L. Sabin tells the story of a man who was “as great in peace as in war” from the perspective of Ned Fletcher, a bugler who served under the general. From the westward expansion of Northern Pacific Railway, to

Overview

This historical western was written before Custer was known as General, a time when those who knew and marched with Custer were still alive. Edwin L. Sabin tells the story of a man who was “as great in peace as in war” from the perspective of Ned Fletcher, a bugler who served under the general. From the westward expansion of Northern Pacific Railway, to Custer’s encounters with Sitting Bull and the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn, this account of Custer’s adventures is told in an engaging manner and is based upon extensive research. Sabin muses on what really happened at the Battle of Little Bighorn and weaves us a tale that seamlessly combines entertaining storytelling with factual accuracy.

While there were no survivors from Custer’s Last Stand (or Battle of the Greasy Grass, as it is referred to by Native Americans), the author was able to piece out this quintessential American story from records, Mrs. Custer’s writings, and news articles from that time. With the help of the dutiful young soldier, Ned Fletcher, this story embodies what Sabin is best known for—western tales that imbue lessons in good and evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620873700
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/06/2013
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,345,075
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Edwin L. Sabin (1870–1954) was a newspaper reporter for some time before moving into publishing as an accomplished author specializing in Western historical fiction, and he and his wife eventually moved to California to be closer to his subject matter. Sabin enjoyed success in this field for several decades before he was hit hard by the Great Depression.

Charles H. Stephen (1864–1940) was a teacher, photographer, illustrator,and one of America’s foremost authorities on Native Americans.

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