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A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - The Last Great Battle of the American West

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In the days following the Battle of Birch Coulie, the decisive battle in the deadly Dakota War of 1862, one of President Lincolns private secretaries wrote: “There has hardly been an outbreak so treacherous, so sudden, so bitter, and so bloody, as that which filled the State of Minnesota with sorrow and lamentation.” Even today, at the 150th anniversary of the Dakota War, the battle still raises questions and stirs controversy. In Birch Coulie John Christgau recounts the dramatic events surrounding the battle. American history at its narrative best, his book is also a uniquely balanced and accurate chronicle of this little-understood conflict, one of the most important to roil the American West.

Christgaus account of the war between white settlers and the Dakota Indians in Minnesota examines two communities torn by internal dissent and external threat, whites and Native Americans equally traumatized by the short and violent war. The book also delves into the aftermath, during which thirty-eight Dakota men were hanged without legal representation or the appearance of defense witnesses, the largest mass execution in American history. With its unusually nuanced perspective, Birch Coulie brings a welcome measure of clarity and insight to a critical moment in the troubled history of the American West.

Synopsis:

Scrupulously researched, this landmark work is brimming with authentic detail and an unforgettable cast of characters--from Sitting Bull to Ulysses Grant--that relates the entire story of the fascinating Battle at Little Bighorn.

Synopsis:

In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by nearly 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss caused an uproar, and public figures pointed fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.

The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the vital new forensic research of the past quarter century. It is also the first book to bring to light the details of the army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in US military history.

About the Author

James Donovan is the author of the classic illustrated account of Custer's Last Stand, Custer and the Little Bighorn. He lives in Dallas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316067478
Author:
Donovan, Jim
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Author:
Christgau, John
Author:
Donovan, James
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 560 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316067478 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Scrupulously researched, this landmark work is brimming with authentic detail and an unforgettable cast of characters--from Sitting Bull to Ulysses Grant--that relates the entire story of the fascinating Battle at Little Bighorn.
"Synopsis" by , In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by nearly 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss caused an uproar, and public figures pointed fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.

The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the vital new forensic research of the past quarter century. It is also the first book to bring to light the details of the army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in US military history.

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