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Son of the Morning Star

Connell, Evan S.; Baskin, Leonard (illus.)

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ISBN 10: 0865471606 / ISBN 13: 9780865471603
Published by North Point Press, San Francisco, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Cloth-backed paper over boards; illustrated dust jacket. With frontispiece portrait of Custer by Leonard Baskin, and endpaper maps. Book is fine, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # JC6367

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Title: Son of the Morning Star

Publisher: North Point Press, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers," wrote what continues to be the most reliable--and compulsively readable--account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to re-vreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.

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On June 25, 1876, Gen. George Armstrong Custer and some 200 cavalrymen under his command blundered into a coulee along the banks of Montana's Little Bighorn River. They never came out; several thousand Cheyenne, Sioux, and Arapaho warriors saw to that. The name and the event of the Little Bighorn have subsequently entered into American mythology, reverberating throughout the nation's history. Custer's famous demise has yielded thousands of books, and Son of the Morning Star is exceptional among them: part anthropological study of Plains Indian life, part military history, and part character study of the principal actors in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Evan Connell's work presents the first truly balanced account of Custer's career.

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