9780684810430

CUSTER: The Controversial Life of George Armstrong Custer

Wert, Jeffry D.

ISBN 10: 0684810433 / 0-684-81043-3
ISBN 13: 9780684810430
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hardcover
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In a stunning biography of one of America's mythic figures--the first in four decades to examine Custer's complete life--Jeffry Wert answers the central question of Custer's life: How did an officer who enjoyed the unquestioning loyalty of his Civil War troops come to be reviled by many of the soldiers who served under him on the Plains? of photos.

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The outlines of Custer's life are familiar to all: After graduating last in his class at West Point, he rose to become the Union's youngest general on the strength of his flamboyance and military genius. Next came 12 years of checkered service in the American West, ending with the famous massacre at Little Bighorn. The most interesting unanswered question about Custer has less to do with his history than ours--why, more than a century later, are we so captivated by the man and his story? Wert believes the answer lies in the fact that Custer is a "symbol of the nation's guilt over its sad history of continental conquest."

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