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Last in their class : Custer, Pickett and the goats of West Point

Last in their class : Custer, Pickett and the goats of West Point

Author: James S Robbins
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Today's Goat, the West Point cadet finishing at the bottom of his class, is temporary celebrity among his classmates. But in the 19th century, he was something of a cult figure. Custer's contemporaries at the Academy believed that the same spirit of adventure that led him to carouse at local taverns motivated his dramatic cavalry attacks in the Civil War and afterwards. And the same willingness to accept punishment  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robbins, James S., 1962-
Last in their class.
New York : Encounter Books, 2006
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James S Robbins
ISBN: 9781594031410 159403141X 1594031428 9781594031427
OCLC Number: 62895798
Description: xiii, 503 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nathaniel Wyche Hunter --
Benny Havens --
Ephraim Kirby Smith --
The Seminole War --
Henry Heth --
Flirtation walk --
Zeb Inge --
Churubusco --
Chapultepec --
James M. Whistler --
William Logan Crittenden --
The Battle of Blue Waters --
Solomon's Fork --
The Pig War --
George Armstrong Custer --
Absent friends --
James McQueen McIntosh --
Charles Nelson Warner --
Gettysburg --
Pickett's Charge --
Laurence Simmons Baker --
Forks --
Appomattox --
The reunion --
Charles Dempsey --
John Jordan Crittenden --
Hurrah for Custer --
Washita --
The boy president --
The Sioux Campaign --
Little Bighorn --
My every thought was ambition --
The immortals --
Whither the goat?
Responsibility: James S. Robbins.
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