Custer's Road to Disaster: The Path to Little Bighorn

Custer's Road to Disaster: The Path to Little Bighorn

by Kevin Sullivan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762784417
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,311,838
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kevin Sullivan is the author of The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History. He is also a former contributing writer for Snitch, a paper that was at one time published in five states, devoted to issues of crime and the law.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Birth of an Icon 1

Chapter 2 Blood and Glory 15

Chapter 3 Love in a Time of War 29

Chapter 4 West Is His Destiny 45

Chapter 5 When Worlds Collide 63

Chapter 6 Take No Prisoners 75

Chapter 7 Consequences and Restoration 91

Chapter 8 A Calm before the Storm 115

Chapter 9 The Year of Premonitions 135

Chapter 10 Valley of Fear 151

Chapter 11 Field of Death 165

Conclusion 185

Notes 191

Bibliography 199

Index 203

About the Author 213

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Custer's Road to Disaster: The Path to Little Bighorn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
David Serafim More than 1 year ago
n insightful retelling of an infamous event. The author portrays Custer as neither an hero nor a villain but rather as a combination of both. The examination of Custer's military career and his personal life is nicely balanced. The author offers explanations for many of Custer's outrageous and often self-defeating actions. The description of Custer's relationship with his wife reveals a couple totally consumed by passion. However, often Custer's inability to put aside that passion when forced to make rational decisions indicates a juvenile mindset bordering on obsession. While the author does not deny that Custer was a egoistic, reckless glory-seeker, he also recognizes him as a complex but flawed man who deserves both admiration and contempt. I found this book to be written in a manner that is informative yet entertaining. I would recommend it to the casual reader as well as those who seriously study The Battle of the Little Big Horn.