Custer s Trials

Custer s Trials
Author: T. J. Stiles
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9780307592644
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new biography of General George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. Historian T.J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person--capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. During Custer's lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation's gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. He freed countless slaves, yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism, but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer's tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure.--Adapted from book jacket.

Custer s Road to Disaster

Custer s Road to Disaster
Author: Kevin Sullivan
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780762794751
Available:
Release: 2013-06-25
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The death of George Armstrong Custer ended the life of one of the most flamboyant, brave, careless, and fascinating characters to ever wear a United States military uniform. His dramatic rise during the Civil War to the brevet rank of brigadier general at twenty-three, and his uncanny ability to stay alive regardless of how recklessly he flung himself at the enemy, gave rise to his image as an almost mythical figure. His life was filled with such good fortune that the term “Custer’s Luck” was used to refer to an unusually fortuitous event. Road to Disaster examines Custer’s unusual mental and emotional make-up, which played out in his military career, his relationship with his wife, and in the death he and many of his men found at the end of their march into Montana. A clearer picture of the man appears, providing answers as to why military success followed him to the top of his career, and why the Battle of the Little Bighorn became such a shocking disaster in the summer of 1876.

Custer

Custer
Author: Jeffry D. Wert
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781439129326
Available:
Release: 2015-05-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

George Armstrong Custer has been so heavily mythologized that the human being has been all but lost. Now, in the first complete biography in decades, Jeffry Wert reexamines the life of the famous soldier to give us Custer in all his colorful complexity. Although remembered today as the loser at Little Big Horn, Custer was the victor of many cavalry engagements in the Civil War. He played an important role in several battles in the Virginia theater of the war, including the Shenandoah campaign. Renowned for his fearlessness in battle, he was always in front of his troops, leading the charge. His men were fiercely loyal to him, and he was highly regarded by Sheridan and Grant as well. Some historians think he may have been the finest cavalry officer in the Union Army. But when he was assigned to the Indian wars on the Plains, life changed drastically for Custer. No longer was he in command of soldiers bound together by a cause they believed in. Discipline problems were rampant, and Custer's response to them earned him a court-martial. There were long lulls in the fighting, during which time Custer turned his attention elsewhere, often to his wife, Libbie Bacon Custer, to whom he was devoted. Their romance and marriage is a remarkable love story, told here in part through their personal correspondence. After Custer's death, Libbie would remain faithful to his memory until her own death nearly six decades later. Jeffry Wert carefully examines the events around the defeat at Little Big Horn, drawing on recent archeological findings and the latest scholarship. His evenhanded account of the dramatic battle puts Custer's performance, and that of his subordinates, in proper perspective. From beginning to end, this masterful biography peels off the layers of legend to reveal for us the real George Armstrong Custer.

Trial of Theodosius Botkin

Trial of Theodosius Botkin
Author: Theodosius Botkin (defendant.)
Pages: 1426
ISBN: NYPL:33433009498837
Available:
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Custer s Last Stand

Custer s Last Stand
Author: Brian W. Dippie
Pages: 214
ISBN: MINN:31951D00699353P
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Court martial of George Armstrong Custer

The Court martial of George Armstrong Custer
Author: Fred H. Cate,Dennis Harry Long,David C. Williams
Pages: 186
ISBN: IND:30000065579983
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank E. Sullivan, Jr. and Indiana University professor of law David C. Williams preside over a mock trial to determine George Custer's personal responsibility for the army's defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Custer s Trials

Custer s Trials
Author: T.J. Stiles
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781101875841
Available:
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person—capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. He freed countless slaves yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. A talented combat leader, he struggled as a manager in the West. He tried to make a fortune on Wall Street yet never connected with the new corporate economy. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. A popular writer, he remained apart from Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and other rising intellectuals. During Custer’s lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation’s gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer’s tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood.

Business Week

Business Week
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015013486306
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Last Stand

The Last Stand
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101190111
Available:
Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An engrossing and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." --Los Angeles Times Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane's Eye, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, and Valiant Ambition, is a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. The Last Stand is Philbrick's monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand. Bringing a wealth of new information to his subject, as well as his characteristic literary flair, Philbrick details the collision between two American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that both parties wished to avoid, and brilliantly explains how the battle that ensued has been shaped and reshaped by national myth.

Favor the Bold Custer the Indian fighter

Favor the Bold  Custer  the Indian fighter
Author: D. A. Kinsley
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89062266267
Available:
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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General Custer s Libbie

General Custer s Libbie
Author: Lawrence A. Frost
Pages: 336
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036518723
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Custer Into the West

Custer Into the West
Author: Jeff Broome
Pages: 238
ISBN: WISC:89096074497
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Account of the June 1-July 13, 1867 expedition of George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry.

Muck Silk and Socialism

Muck  Silk and Socialism
Author: John Platts-Mills
Pages: 687
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060714032
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An account of John Platts-Mills' unusual career in law and politics. Witnessing most of the changing events of the 20th century, Platts-Mills is a truly empowering, politically radical Queen's counsel and renowned jurist, who has offered humane counsel to world political leaders for 50 years.

The court martial of general Georg Armstrong Custer

The court martial of general Georg Armstrong Custer
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B4903175
Available:
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

North eastern reporter second series

North eastern reporter  second series
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B4418101
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Gunfire and a June Afternoon

Gunfire and a June Afternoon
Author: Harrison Lane
Pages: 550
ISBN: MINN:31951001435969Y
Available:
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Westerners Brandbook

The Westerners Brandbook
Author: Westerners. Chicago Corral
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89067602250
Available:
Release: 1944
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Newspapers in Asia

Newspapers in Asia
Author: John A. Lent
Pages: 597
ISBN: UOM:39015028743188
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Heinemann
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer
Author: Fred Dustin,Barry Cornish Johnson,English Westerners' Society,Custer Association of Great Britain
Pages: 23
ISBN: OCLC:646154715
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Custer s Seventh Cavalry Comes to Dakota

Custer s Seventh Cavalry Comes to Dakota
Author: Roger Darling
Pages: 240
ISBN: WISC:89065906620
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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