Book by Arthur C. Unger
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The ABC's of Custer's Last Stand: Arrogance, Betrayal and Cowardice is intended to be the long needed vindication of the actions of George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Its purpose, also, was to chastise his subalterns Reno and Benteen who betrayed him and to expose Generals Sheridan, Terry and Crook's culpability in the debacle, which effectively left Custer and his Battalion alone to fight the entire Lakota Nation.
It is based upon an in depth review of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, utilizing the premise that the course and conduct of the battle were well known to the Army survivors and rescuers immediately after the battle. It utilizes, almost entirely, primary sources including: the statements, recollections, interviews and diaries of the Army survivors, maps drawn by Army survivors and Native American victors within five years of the battle, the statements, recollections and interviews of the Native American participants in the battle (from the best untainted sources available today) and the currently available interviews conducted by Walter Mason Camp.
From 1879 forward, the true facts were concealed, distorted or forgotten to allow the greatest whitewash and coverup in United States Military history to occur - The 1879 Reno Court of Inquiry.
For over 130 years the true facts of the battle have been shrouded in lies, exaggerations, distortion, and pure fiction produced by "yellow journalism".
This work exposes the battle to the light of fact, straight from the mouths and pens of the men who were there, the survivors and victors of the battle, and finally points the fingers of blame and shame at the proper parties.
Arthur C. "Art" Unger was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Wilmington, NC with his wife Grace.
He graduated from Brooklyn College, with a BS in Accounting. During his business career he has worked for American Airlines, Butler Aviation International, ABC Air Freight, and lastly owned and managed, for 35 years, a Financial Services Conglomerate (which provided private accounting, tax, financial consulting, commercial collection agency, turn-around management and business liquidation services). He is currently retired from business and devotes his time to writing.
Art belongs to the Little Big Horn Associates, Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Assn., Inc., and the Custer Battlefield Preservation Committee.
He is one of the foremost private collectors of Custerianna. His collection has included a vast library, with many rare first editions, artifacts, autographs, ephemera, including original diaries, journals and letters, memorabilia and photographs, many of which were believed to be unpublished.
His fascination with George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn began with a book report he prepared in the fourth grade. He has since spent over fifty years trying to unravel the mystery which shrouds of the events that occurred on June 25, 1876.
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Book Description Upton & Sons. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover Oversized in dust jacket - Volume 4 of the Battle of the Little Big Horn Series - 304 pages -photos - maps - bibliography and index - endpaper art - An in-depth review of the famous battle based upon the premise that the course and conduct of the fight was well-known to the Army survivors and rescuers immediately after the battle. Based upon letters, journals, telegrams, reports and maps, most of which are in the authorís private collection, these facts are presented in a straight forward, undiluted manner A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 334709
Book Description Upton & Sons, El Segundo, CA, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 286 pages, maps, illustrations. Battle of the Little Big Horn Series, Volume Four. "The author's purpose of the book is to refute the popular images and Hollywood myths which have long surrounded the battle and have been accepted as truisms." The main theme is that Custer's subordinate officers failed to follow orders, resulting in the defeat. Bookseller Inventory # 4079
Book Description Upton & Sons, El Segundo, California, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. BRAND NEW BOOK, NEVER USED. Volume itself has gray cloth covers with gold lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in an archival quality cover. Book is tight, bright, clean and fresh. 286 pages. 8 1/2" x 11". Bottom line conclusion of the work is that subordinate officers failed to follow orders which resulted in the defeat of June 25, 1876. A very nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001889
Book Description Upton & Sons, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110912783389
Book Description Upton & Sons, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 286 pages. 11.50x9.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0912783389