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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighornby Nathaniel Philbrick
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The bestselling author of Mayflower revisits one of the most iconic and misunderstood stories of the American West.
- Mayflower was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a Best Book of the Year selection by The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune, and spent more than forty weeks on The New York Times bestseller list
- In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award and spent more than forty weeks on The New York Times bestseller list
- Also available as an e-book
From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "In the Heart of the Sea" and the award-winning "Sea of Glory" comes this chronicle of the Battle of Little Bighorn.
About the Author
Nathaniel Philbrick, is a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island. His In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award. His latest book is Sea of Glory, about the epic U.S. Exploring Expedition of 18381842. His other books include Away off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890 (which Russell Baker called "indispensable") and Abram's Eyes: The Native American Legend of Nantucket Island ("a classic of historical truthtelling," according to Stuart Frank, director of the Kendall Whaling Museum). He has written an introduction to a new edition of Joseph Hart's Miriam Coffin, or The Whale Fisherman, a Nantucket novel (first published in 1834) that Melville relied upon for information about the island when writing Moby Dick. Phillbick's Why Read Moby-Dick? was a finalist for the New England Society Book Award.
Philbrick, a champion sailboat racer, has also written extensively about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor (1987) and Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey. He was editor in chief of the classic Yaahting: A Parody (1984).
In his role as director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Philbrick, who is also a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association, gives frequent talks about Nantucket and sailing. He has appeared on "NBC Today Weekend", A&E's "Biography" series, and National Public Radio and has served as a consultant for the movie "Moby Dick", shown on the USA Network. He received a bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Arts in American Literature from Duke. He lives on Natucket with his wife and two children.
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