On June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode towards the banks of the Little Bighorn where three thousand Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great war leaders would soon become forever linked: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer. This masterly dual biography tells the epic ...
On June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode towards the banks of the Little Bighorn where three thousand Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great war leaders would soon become forever linked: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer. This masterly dual biography tells the epic story of the lives of these two men: both were fighters of legendary daring, both became honoured leaders in their societies when still astonishingly young, and both died when close to the supreme political heights. Yet they - like the nations they represented - were as different as day and night. Custer had won his spurs in the American Civil War; his watchword was 'To promotion - or death!' and his restless ambition characterized a white nation in search of expansion and progress. Crazy Horse fought for a nomadic way of life fast yielding before the buffalo-hunters and the incursions of the white man. The Great Plains of North America provided the stage - and the prize.
my husband was given this book as a gift and he thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover. He is a history buff.
May 24, 2011
VERY Educational! I bought this book with the initial intention of selling it in my book shoppe AFTER I am finished with it.
I am almost finished with it; have someone wanting to purchase this. HOWEVER!!
I DOUBT VERY much that it will be sold! GREAT reference book for future questions/dilemas for me.
Custer was a weird one, indeed, I am sorry to say. He was infatuated with KILLING, whether as a kid, in his younger years, Civil War, or the INNOCENT GREAT INDIANS!
Publishers Weekly, 1996-05-13 Military historian Ambrose examines the connections between the Indian chief and the cavalry officer who fought at Little Bighorn. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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