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Publisher Description

In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.

The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the significant research and findings of the past twenty-five years--which have changed significantly how this controversial event is perceived. Furthermore, it is the first book to bring to light the details of the U.S. Army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. military history.

Scrupulously researched, A TERRIBLE GLORY will stand as ta landmark work. Brimming with authentic detail and an unforgettable cast of characters--from Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse to Ulysses Grant and Custer himself--this is history with the sweep of a great novel.

March 24
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Rockin*43 ,

Great book

I enjoyed reading this book from cover to cover. Donovan does an excellent job on presenting the historical facts. Nothing more nothing less. Two thumbs way up

Don9573 ,

Very Interesting Account

Though it started a little slow in the beginning it really became a book that was hard to put down the further you went.

Shrubsteppe ,

Bad writing tarnishes an otherwise great book

There is much to like about this book. Obviously very well researched. The author does a great job providing the needed context to frame this story. He provides some very interesting and informative aspects not covered in other books on this topic. My biggest complaint is his writing style. There is so much past perfect and passive voice in his prose that it became tedious to read. Too bad no one ever schooled him on how to properly write history. The superscript for the endnotes are poorly placed, as well.

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