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The last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The whites want war and we will give it to them. This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination.
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Named Person: George A Custer; Sitting Bull; George A Custer; Sitting Bull; Sitting Bull; George Armstrong Custer; Sitting Bull; George Armstrong Custer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 9781847920096 1847920098
OCLC Number: 645804858
Description: xxii, 466 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Covers those involved in Custer's Last Stand from the Oglala Sioux warrior Crazy Horse and Major Marcus Reno who led the first attack, to Libby Custer waiting with the other army wives at Fort  Read more...

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"A mesmerising portrait of two extraordinary individuals and a thrilling blow-by-blow account of a landmark battle, it is a terrific achievement" -- Dominic Sandbrook The Sunday Times "A stirring, Read more...

 
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