A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West

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Little, Brown, May 14, 2009 - History - 560 pages
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In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by nearly 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss caused an uproar, and public figures pointed fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.

The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the vital new forensic research of the past quarter century. It is also the first book to bring to light the details of the army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in US military history.

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Review: A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West

User Review  - Keri - Goodreads

The author shared his vast research in an interesting and readable story. He was able to make the complicated battle into an understandable and human tragedy. Custer was a complex man with many issues ... Read full review

Review: A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West

User Review  - Myke Cole - Goodreads

There are fewer events more contentious in US history than the Little Bighorn, and no character more in dispute than that of Custer. With A Terrible Glory, Donovan declines to take a side, rooting his ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

James Donovan is the author of the classic illustrated account of Custer's Last Stand, Custer and the Little Bighorn. He lives in Dallas.

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