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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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780143119609
ISBN-10: 0143119605
Publication Date: 4/26/2011
Pages: 496
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 27
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Helpful Score: 3
An excellent book. Philbrick writes in a clear and straightforward style, and makes well-reasoned arguments about the battle even when trying to reconcile conflicting reports about what actually happened. He deftly manages to avoid the pitfalls of excessive political correctness. There are good photographs and copious notes. And there are wonderful detailed maps that make the progression of events much easier to understand.
reviewed The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
An excellent telling of the Battle of the Little Big Horn-clear and easy to read. Well researched and tells all sides of the battle. Definitely worth reading!
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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