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Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn

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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.

Evan S. Connell has received numerous prizes and awards for his writing and is the author of sixteen books of fiction, poetry, essays, and history, including Mr. Bridge, Mrs. Bridge, The Diary of a Rapist, The Alchymist's Journal, and The Collected Stories. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American historymore 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 reliableand compulsively readableaccount of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to recreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.

"Impressive in its massive presentation of information . . . Son of the Morning Star makes good reading--its prose is elegant, its tone the voice of dry wit, its meandering narrative skillfully crafted. Mr. Connell is above all a storyteller, and the story he tells is vastly more complicated than who did what to whom on June 25, 1876."Page Stenger, The New York Times Book Review

"Son of the Morning Star leaves the reader astonished."The Washington Post

"A scintillating book, thoroughly researched and brilliantly constructed."The Wall Street Journal

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.

About the Author

Evan S. Connell has received numerous prizes and awards for his writing and is the author of sixteen books of fiction, poetry, essays, and history, including Mr. Bridge, Mrs. Bridge, The Diary of a Rapist, The Alchymist's Journal, and The Collected Stories. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865475106
Author:
Connell, Evan S.
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Dakota indians
Subject:
Little bighorn, battle of the, mont., 1876
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Custer, george armstrong, 1839-1876
Subject:
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 187
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States/State
Subject:
Local / General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Native American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1184
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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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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