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The Resource The last days of George Armstrong Custer : the last days of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch

The last days of George Armstrong Custer : the last days of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch

Label
The last days of George Armstrong Custer : the last days of George Armstrong Custer
Title
The last days of George Armstrong Custer
Title remainder
the last days of George Armstrong Custer
Statement of responsibility
Thom Hatch
Title variation
True story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this thrilling narrative history of George Armstrong Custer's death at the Little Bighorn, award-winning historian Thom Hatch puts to rest the questions and conspiracies that have made Custer's last stand one of the most misunderstood events in American history. While numerous historians have investigated the battle, what happened on those plains hundreds of miles from even a whisper of civilization has been obscured by intrigue and deception starting with the very first shots fired. Custer's death and the defeat of the 7th Calvary by the Sioux was a shock to a nation that had come to believe that its westward expansion was a matter of destiny. While the first reports defended Custer, many have come to judge him by this single event, leveling claims of racism, disobedience, and incompetence. These false claims unjustly color Custer's otherwise extraordinarily life and fall far short of encompassing his service to his country. By reexamining the facts and putting Custer within the context of his time and his career as a soldier, Hatch's The Last Days of George Armstrong Custer reveals the untold and controversial truth of what really happened in the valley of the Little Bighorn, making it the definitive history of Custer's last stand. This history of charging cavalry, desperate defenses, and malicious intrigue finally sets the record straight for one of history's most dynamic and misunderstood figures
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.876
LC item number
.H3713 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The last days of George Armstrong Custer : the last days of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The same title and subtitle are printed on the title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wrath of President Grant -- Glorious war -- Chasing shadows on the plains -- Death along the Washita -- Battling Sioux in Yellowstone country -- Black Hills, red spirits -- Prelude to war -- First blood -- The march of the 7th Cavalry -- Into the valley -- The crimson trail -- Battle Ridge -- The siege of the hilltop -- Bodies on the field -- Custer's avengers -- Mysteries, myths and legends -- Clearing smoke from the battlefield -- What really happened? -- Heroes and villains
Control code
1590328
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250051028
Lccn
2014033624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1590328
  • (Sirsi) 1590328
  • (OCoLC)889941284
Label
The last days of George Armstrong Custer : the last days of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch
Publication
Note
The same title and subtitle are printed on the title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wrath of President Grant -- Glorious war -- Chasing shadows on the plains -- Death along the Washita -- Battling Sioux in Yellowstone country -- Black Hills, red spirits -- Prelude to war -- First blood -- The march of the 7th Cavalry -- Into the valley -- The crimson trail -- Battle Ridge -- The siege of the hilltop -- Bodies on the field -- Custer's avengers -- Mysteries, myths and legends -- Clearing smoke from the battlefield -- What really happened? -- Heroes and villains
Control code
1590328
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250051028
Lccn
2014033624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1590328
  • (Sirsi) 1590328
  • (OCoLC)889941284

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