Book Reviews of Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn

Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
Son of the Morning Star Custer and the Little Bighorn
Author: Evan S. Connell
ISBN-13: 9780965020626
ISBN-10: 0965020622
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 441
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: History Book Club
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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excellent reading
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One of the Best Books EVER written. I have read my copy so much it's falling apart. If you like books about history, you must pick this one up, its a keeper.
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This is a good read. The author explains clearly the judgements made that lead up to the massacre from both points of view. Engrossing.
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Hardcover book about Custer and the Little Bighorn.
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Evan Connell moves (seemingly) effortlessly from fiction to non-fiction, with no loss of excellence.
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This was very interesting look at the last few years of Custer's life. It was filled with many great historical details. I would say If you like the books By the Sharaa's you would like this one.
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More than a hundred years after the battle at the Little Big Horn, Evan S. Connell discusses the personalities, the strategies, and the foolishness of the participants. Connell has taken great pains to discover what was said at the time, and how people look back on that watershed event. He has even included campaign and battle maps of the Little Big Horn area.

From inside cover: It was a dangerous age. Reckless adventurers came to the West as though to the Promised Land, bur, as Evan S. Connell writes, they were disappointed.
The West did not provide what they needed. Make-believe fandangos, transvestite laundresses, hydrophobic wolves, ant-fights, crazed foreigners, pretty sunsets--this was not enough. The West was not dull, it was stupendously dull, and when it was not dull, it was murderous. A man could get killed without realizing it. There were unbelievable flash floods, weird snakes, and God Himself did not know what else, along with Indians descending as swiftly as the funnel of a tornado.