Custer: Cavalier in Buckskin

Custer: Cavalier in Buckskin

by Robert M. Utley


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George Armstrong Custer. The name evokes instant recognition among Americans and people around the world. No figure in the history of the American West has more powerfully moved the human imagination. This new, lavishly illustrated book combines over 300 photographs and paintings, many in color, with a revised edition of Robert M. Utley’s classic biography, Cavalier in Buckskin.

Drawing on twelve years of additional research on Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Utley has dramatically changed his original interpretations of Custer’s Last Stand in this revised edition, and has brought the reference list completely up to date for the benefit of students, scholars, and western history buffs.

Bringing to life vivid images of the western military frontier, Custer presents George Armstrong Custer, the man and the legend, and illuminates the challenges he faced in warfare with the Indians of the Great Plains.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806133478
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 06/15/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 13.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert M. Utley served in the National Park Service for 25 years in various capacities, including Chief Historian from 1964 to 1972. Since his retirement from the federal government in 1980, he has devoted himself full-time to historical research and writing with a specialty in the American West. He is author, among many articles and books he has published, of Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier, Revised Edition; Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life; Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers; and The Commanders: Civil War Generals Who Shaped the American West. A founder of the Western History Association, Utley has served on its governing council and as its president.

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