Book Reviews of The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, And The Battle Of The Little Big Horn

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, And The Battle Of The Little Big Horn
The Last Stand Custer Sitting Bull And The Battle Of The Little Big Horn
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-13: 9780670021727
ISBN-10: 0670021725
Publication Date: 5/4/2010
Pages: 466
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Viking
Book Type: Hardcover
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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.
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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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He was a military man, first and foremost, who followed the orders of his superior officers. Most of the time. Yet sometimes, George Armstrong Custer was a risk-taker. And. most of the time it worked except when it didn't at the last stand. Yes, when it felt right, he would choose his own way to promote his career. So did his wife, Libbie.

This telling of the story we have heard so many times flows wonderfully well with many narratives and comments from those who were there that day. The author's research is outstanding the story telling intriguing. Highly recommended to those who are interested in a clear, concise telling of the battle at the Little Big Horn.