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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick.. A fresh examination of one of the all-time mythic American personae. A troubling character whose ego and ambition for the Presidency clouded his judgement, Custer still stands as a caution in modern political life.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"While Philbrick acknowledges his wish to depict Custer and Sitting Bull in a more sympathetic, humane manner than is usually the case, he is careful to present Custer with his flaws and contradictions intact.."

The Oregonian

"Philbrick's specialty is synthesizing huge bodies of information and then creating a compelling, driving narrative that makes what he's reporting seem brand new again.."

CL, Charlotte

Author bio: After grad school, Philbrick worked for four years at Sailing World magazine; was a freelancer for a number of years, during which time he wrote/edited several sailing books, including Yaahting: A Parody (1984), for which he was the editor-in-chief; during this time he was also the primary caregiver for his two children. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Historical Fiction; 466 pp. Exhaustive treatment: Kindle/Print editions

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