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TOUCHED BY FIRE: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In this far-reaching, perceptive study of the tragic hero of the Little Bighorn, Barnett (English/Rutgers Univ.) traces the events of the postCivil War decade leading up to the ``Last Stand'' and examines how Custer became firmly rooted in the American imagination. Barnett successfully navigates beyond the tired, opprobrious clichăs apportioning blame and demanding answers for the deaths of 263 ... Read full review


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