The Last Stand: Custer Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn Paperback – 2 Jun 2011

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Product Description Review "A mesmerising portrait of two extraordinary individuals and a thrilling blow-by-blow account of a landmark battle it is a terrific achievement " (Dominic Sandbrook The Sunday Times ) "Philbrick recounts this story with the clarity colour and pace of a first-rate movie and Jeffrey Ward's superb maps make the twists and turns easy to follow. Custer's Last Stand was America's Isandhlwana where the shock of defeat was redeemed by the thrill of the tale" (Raymond Seitz Literary Review ) "Fine new history...Philbrick has made excellent use of archival resources... and the resulting narrative is unlikely to be bettered. There is much more to savour... it is as brilliant an example of combat reconstruction as one is likely to find in any history of this scope and ambition" (Trevor Royle Sunday Herald ) "An absorbing retelling of the greatest Western of all. Philbrick is a stunningly evocative historian. It is a captivating story" ( The Times ) "Philbrick writes a lively narrative that brushes away the cobwebs of mythology to reveal the context and realities of Custer's unexpected 1876 defeat at the hands of his Indian enemies under Sitting Bull... compelling" ( Publishers' Weekly ) Book Description The Sunday Times top ten bestseller. The ultimate mythic story of the American West: the story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn Sitting Bull's victory and General Custer's famous last stand - featuring remarkable new archival discoveries. See all Product Description

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