Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn

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This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence. Two legendary figures dominate the events: George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull. Those involved are brought vividly to life, as well as the history, geography and haunting beauty of the Great Plains. This book provides a thrilling account of what happened there - and why - at the end of June 1876.

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Nathaniel Philbrick is an historian and broadcaster whose books include In the Heart of the Sea, which was a Sunday Times bestseller and won America's National Book Award (and is director Ron Howard's major new film), Sea of Glory (winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize), Mayflower, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and the Sunday Times bestselling The Last Stand. He lives on Nantucket Island and is the founding director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association.

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Nathaniel Philbrick brings a sailor's eye and an extraordinary knowledge of nineteenth-century maritime life to the landlocked tragedy of Custer and Sitting Bull. It's hard to miss the parallels between Custer's fate and that of the sailors on the ill-fated whaling ship ESSEX, as recounted in Philbrick's notable IN THE HEART OF THE SEA. In THE LAST STAND, the polyglot army on the alien plains acts and drinks like the crew of a whaling ship. Philbrick sorts through the extensive and often-contradictory evidence of what happened at the Little Bighorn. Much of his narrative focuses on accounts of the battle. George Guidall provides an avuncular delivery as he tells the long and complicated story in a gruff, clear, and unhurried voice. Understanding what happened at the Little Bighorn requires a map. There are many available on the Internet. F.C. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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