The Court-martial of George Armstrong Custer

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George Armstrong Custer, the golden-boy of the 7th Cavalry, is miraculously found alive among the hundreds of dead soldiers. Then, as a stunned nation looks on, he is put on trial for disobeying orders. While the prosecutor shows Custer as a murderous grandstander, reckless with the lives of his men, the public wants desperately to believe that their hero made a simple mistake. Finally, it's Custer's turn to reveal what really happened that sweltering day along the Little Bighorn.

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George Custer was an ambitious soldier, who had risen as high as Brigadier General, but had been cut back to peace-time Colonel after the Civil war. He tried to attack the largest concentration of ... Read full review

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Historical fiction at its best. What if Custer had survived Little Big Horn? Did he make the right decisions in the heat of battle? Is it right to punish an officer for the decisions he makes while in battle based on the facts he has at hand? This are the questions discussed in this book. Read full review


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Jones has a loyal recipient of The Golden Spur Award and, in 1993, received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contribution and Achievement from the Western Writers of America.

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