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A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn---The Last Great Battle of the American West MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (7 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400156742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400156740
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,789,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'In this labour of love, Donovan collects the multiple threads that led to the 1876 massacre at Little Big Horn... Exhaustive research, lively prose and fresh interpretation make for a valuable addition to literature on this otherwise well-trodden historical event' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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A rousing and meticulously researched account of the most notorious battle in American history - and the first to incorporate important new findings. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Format: Hardcover
"Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring packs." - Custer's last communication before riding forth to a terrible glory.

Anyone of a certain age and cultural background, born and educated in the United States, is likely to know of George Armstrong Custer's last stand with his Seventh Cavalry against overwhelming numbers of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors in June, 1876. Who among us hasn't seen at least one of the several fanciful paintings of the event by various artists?

The core of A TERRIBLE GLORY is James Donovan's masterful and absorbing account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The book also includes a summary of Custer's military career and personal life prior to 1876, the personalities of the principal Native American leaders (primarily Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse), the tense post-Civil War relationship of the federal government and the U.S. Army with the Sioux, and the battle's aftermath, including the Army's 1879 Court of Inquiry into the Seventh's conduct of the engagement and Major Marcus Reno's performance in particular, the ultimate fates of the main characters in the drama, and the Massacre at Wounded Knee, which can be argued was the Seventh Cavalry's revenge for the Little Bighorn debacle.

Those chapters of A TERRIBLE GLORY concerned with the 1876 encounter place it in the context of that summer's three-pronged Army advance (Gibbon, Terry, Crook) on the tribes that were roaming the Montana and Wyoming territories outside the reservations. Then, for June 25-26, the narration comprises the three phases of the Battle: Reno's ill-starred attack on the south end of the Indian village, the annihilation of Custer and five of the Seventh's twelve companies, and the siege of the Reno-Benteen force dug in on their hill.
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Format: Paperback
This book takes you through earlier campaigns before the final stand of custer.We get a glimpse of Custer and sundry and Sitting Bull before the battle and after.This book capitivates and reads like a novel.It puts all its characters in perspective.
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If you are just going to buy one book about Custer and the Little Bighorn (rather than the shelf full I've got!) then this is about as good as it gets. A hugely enjoyable and detailed account of, not just Custer, but everyone associated with the 7th Cavalry during this period.
It's sympathetic towards Custer - you can't help but warm to the man despite his arrogance!
Reno comes off rather badly but that's no suprise.
Although it's not an "Indian" account of the battle I thought Sitting Bull's role in the battle was possibly overplayed and Crazy Horse gets relegated to a few one liners.
But that shouldn't spoil your enjoyment of this superb book.
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A very detailed survey which spends a lot of time on the post mortem, but if you want to put Custer's death in the political context of its time and see why his reputation was trashed, there are lots of insights here.
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I loved this book. Very thought provoking and deals with the complexity of Custer and the unique battle at Little Bighorn. He was a self-publicist, glory hunter, but also had a history of good leadership. Well written and researched, I could not put it down.
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For those, like me, who grew up in the UK with only a very fractured sense of who Custer was and the circumstances in which he met his end, this book is a wonderful gift. It is well written, thoroughly researched, carefully structured and presents a very satisfying whole. I came to the end with the feeling that a whole cluster of question marks hanging over from childhood films and books had been reliably and interestingly answered, and a fascinating new story added to my memory. In fact I enjoyed it so much that it has been put on my re-read list!
Although it is scholarly in content I would also recommend it wholeheartedly as a good read for younger readers (10+) interested in military history - the story is so accessible and compelling and the writing is so very clear and good.
One slight whinge: the maps are good but not good enough for the meticulous detail in which the battle is told - I would recommend you read it with the Osprey guide at your side. It really helps to make sense of some of the detail.
I have recently read Philbrick's The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of Little Big Horn, which covers the same ground. I would recommend both, but if you have to pick one, I would go for this every time.
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I finished this book with a sense of sadness as a child I grew up on stories on TV and comics about Custer and the 7th.

A very complex man a glory hunter or a fool I'm still not sure.

The reading of this book took a while but was very interesting
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Very long and detailed. The battle was over by about half way through the book. The rest is about the enquiry and what happened to the protagonists afterwards. Once you have read it however, you do feel like you know the whole story rather than the way Hollywood would have it.
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