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Publisher Description

"An engrossing and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." --Los Angeles Times

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane's Eye, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, and Valiant Ambition, is a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. The Last Stand is Philbrick's monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand. Bringing a wealth of new information to his subject, as well as his characteristic literary flair, Philbrick details the collision between two American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that both parties wished to avoid, and brilliantly explains how the battle that ensued has been shaped and reshaped by national myth.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2010
May 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
13
MB

Customer Reviews

mahoneysett ,

The Last Stand

This is a fabulous read! Normally, this period of history and particularly this event would not be of any interest to me but the the author does a great job of building the characters while also making a known topic suspenseful. I couldn't put it down. Now, I want to see the site firsthand.

RedwoodBear ,

The Last Stand is detailed, well-researched, & interesting

The detail afforded in this book is quite impressive. It might be a bit graphic for some, but that's the way events really happened. I hated hearing about the wholesale slaughter of innocent horses and mules even more than the slaughter of the combatants. They, after all, knew what they were trying to accomplish. This is a disgusting portrayal of the treatment the whites forced on the Native Americans and we can only hope a few, vital lessons were learned that we can apply to places like Rwanda and other sites of wholesale slaughter. May the spirits forgive us.

Jim@ESV ,

The Last Stand

Probably the best book about the battle of the Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. this book is well researched and is not burdened with a lot of revisionist history political correctness that has colored many other books about this subject. A great read.

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