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Inventing Custer : the making of an American legend

Author: Edward Caudill; Paul Ashdown
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. ©2015
Series: American crisis series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Custer's Last Stand remains one of the most iconic events in American history and culture. Had Custer prevailed at the Little Bighhorn, the victory would have been noteworthy at the moment, worthy of a few newspaper headlines. In defeat, however tactically inconsequential in the larger conflict, Custer became legend. In Inventing Custer: The Making of an American Legend, Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown bridge the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: George A Custer; George A Custer; George A Custer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Caudill; Paul Ashdown
ISBN: 9780810896116 0810896117
OCLC Number: 1005906897
Description: ix, 377 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. New Rumley to Appomatox --
The dream --
The sun of glory --
The general --
Gettysburg --
Shining star --
Checkmate --
Part II. Requiem and resurrection --
From Civil War to Indian wars: 1865-1876 --
Crossing the river --
Custer and the press: mixed verdict --
The frontier, the fittest, and Custer --
The Custer story in history --
Visitors.
Series Title: American crisis series.
Responsibility: Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown.

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Custer's Last Stand remains iconic in American history. Had Custer prevailed at the Little Bighorn, the victory may have been one among many, while in defeat, he became legend. In Inventing Custer,  Read more...

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In the fourth book of a series exploring the myths and reality of famous Civil War leaders, University of Tennessee professors Caudill and Ashdown demonstrate how George Armstrong Custer's Civil War Read more...

 
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