Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Overview

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history—more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers," wrote what continues to be the most reliable—and compulsively readable—account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and ...

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Overview

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history—more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers," wrote what continues to be the most reliable—and compulsively readable—account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to re-vreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.

A tie-in of Connell's acclaimed bestseller, adapted by Melissa Mathison (E.T.) for a four-hour miniseries. The definitive account of the battle of LIttle Big Horn.

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Editorial Reviews

Page Stegner
Impressive in its massive presentation of information... Son of the Morning Star makes good reading-its prose is elegant, its tone the voice of dry wit, its meandering narrative skillfully crafted. Mr. Connell is above all a storyteller, and the story he tells is vastly more complicated than who did what to whom on June 25, 1876.
The New York Times Book Review
Wall Street Journal
A scintillating book, thoroughly researched and brilliantly constructed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606265874
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 10/30/1997
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 441
  • Sales rank: 1,233,158
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Evan S. Connell has received numerous prizes and awards for his writing and is the author of sixteen books of fiction, poetry, essays, and history, including Mr. Bridge, Mrs. Bridge, The Diary of a Rapist, The Alchymist's Journal, and The Collected Stories. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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