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The Custer Story The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth (Bison Book) by Marguerite Merington

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English


  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Biography: general,
  • Land forces & warfare,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Custer, Elizabeth Bacon,,
  • U.S. History - Civil War And Reconstruction (1860-1877),
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Custer, George Armstrong,,
  • Historical - U.S.,
  • Custer, Elizabeth Bacon,
  • Custer, George Armstrong,
  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877),
  • Biography,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • 1839-1876,
  • 1842-1933,
  • Correspondence,
  • Generals,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7906078M
ISBN 100803281382
ISBN 109780803281387

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T. J. STILES is the author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, winner of the National Book Award in Nonfiction and the Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil 's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History. A member of the Society of American Historians and a former /5(). This book is a compilation of letters written by Custer and his wife, Elizabeth. Most of the letters contained in the book are missives that husband and wife wrote to each other; however, the reader will also find letters written by the Custers to other people: relatives, friends, and associates/5. This is not a book only for Custer buffs or those interested in the Indian wars, though they will be well served to read it. It actually gives but slight attention to Custer’s final battle, and readers should look elsewhere—such as in James Donovan’s excellent A Terrible .   What book was Tom Custer reading when killed? Canadian colleague George Kush reports Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner’s novel The Gilded Age “was the book Capt. Tom Custer was reading when he was killed at the Little Big Horn. He was almost finished and promised to loan it to another officer, also killed on J ”.

  George Armstrong Custer was a U.S. military officer and commander who rose to fame as a young officer during the American Civil War. He gained further fame for . Custer is an expansive, agile, and clear-eyed reassessment of the iconic general’s life and legacy—how the legend was born, the ways in which it evolved, what it has meant—told against the broad sweep of the American narrative. It is a magisterial portrait of a complicated, misunderstood man that not only irrevocably changes our long Released on: Octo   The Battle of the Little Bighorn—also known as Custer’s Last Stand—was the most ferocious battle of the Sioux Wars. Colonel George Custer and his men never stood a fighting : Annette Mcdermott. In total, the Custer Wolf killed more than livestock and horses, worth around $25,, or $, in dollars. Legacy. In , wildlife writer Roger A. Caras published a book called The Custer Wolf, which tells the story of a family of wolves in the Custer area through the eyes of one of the wolves. Beginning in a world of natural Died: 11 October,

Books shelved as george-armstrong-custer: The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick, A Terrible G. The Custer Story: the Life and Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth by Custer, George A./Custer, Elizabethy/Merington, Marguerite (ed) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at About the Book During separations enforced by the military, Lieutenant General George A. Custer and his wife, Elizabeth, corresponded about the Civil War, the perils of frontier life, and the chain of events that would lead to his tragic death at the Little Big Horn in Montana Territory.   Irony and an Eye for Detail. The image is almost laughably contrary to Mr. Connell's subdued nature. He approached the story of Custer not as an .