Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer
U of Nebraska Press, 01.10.2006 - 540 Seiten
For more than a century, Americans have been captivated by the legend of General George Armstrong Custer. But the various truths of Custer?s life and last stand prove elusive. Why are we so taken with the myth and the so-called mystery behind the man?
In a field teeming with highly partisan and wildly speculative treatments of Custer, Louise Barnett enters with a volume widely acclaimed by both military and cultural historians as the most balanced account of his life and legend. Custer's life spans two great eras of American history, and Barnett's commanding work pushes beyond the existing literature to a comprehensive view of this controversial figure.
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TOUCHED BY FIRE: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong CusterNutzerbericht - Kirkus
In this far-reaching, perceptive study of the tragic hero of the Little Bighorn, Barnett (English/Rutgers Univ.) traces the events of the postCivil War decade leading up to the ``Last Stand'' and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Joining the Frontier Army
Frontier Army Wives
The Plains Indians
The Little Bighorn
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