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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Last Stand Custer Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn Author:Nathaniel Philbrick Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands like Thermopylae and the Alamo. With a tightly structured narrative, Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly sketches the tw... more »o larger than life antagonists in a mesmerizing account of the archetypal story of the American West.« less
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History books are usually boring. This is a rare exception. This reads like a novel. Philbrick's writing is clear and concise. Besides the way he writes there are 2 other aspects to this that make this a very enjoyable read: Philbrick's character development...you feel at the end that you knew all these main characters and second the 18 maps. In historical military fiction, maps are (to my mind) essential elements...this book has a plethora of maps that allow you to see and visualize what happened on another level. This book is a pleasure to read.