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An Obituary for Major Reno

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Major Marcus Reno is a controversal figure, a man accused of being responsible for the worst disaster ever to befall the army of the United States. He had been one of George Armstrong Custer's senior officers when Custer and over 200 men in his command were annihilated by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors above the Little Big Horn River in Montana Territory.
While declared by his
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ebook, 320 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Forge Books (first published December 1st 2004)
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Dave
Sep 03, 2012 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book as it told the story of the Little Bighorn from the perspective of Major Reno and not Custer. If this book is accurate, Reno really was a tragic figure. He did alot of things to himself, but I would not have wanted to wake up in his shoes either. I think he deserved to finally be exonerated so many years later.
Hugh Centerville
Sep 23, 2014 Hugh Centerville rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When so Little Meant so Much

I don’t mean to belittle Custer’s Last Stand. Much of the Seventh Cavalry was wiped out, including five members of the Custer family, George and two of his brothers, Boston and Tom, the latter a two-time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, nephew Autie Reed and brother-in-law Jimmi Calhoun. The Battle of the Little Bighorn, with fewer than five hundred casualties on the cavalry side, came just ten years after the Civil War, in which more than half a million
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Karen
Oct 19, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of the highest ranking officer to survive the slaughter at Little Big Horn and his subsequent fall from grace and court martial for "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman".

Before reading this book I had never heard of Major Reno. Custer is generally landed with all the blame for Little Big Horn over on this side of the Atlantic (out of ignorance mainly, I suspect) so the twists and turns of Reno's story were intriguing and new to me. I thought Richard S. Wheeler handle
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Steven Raszewski
Dec 26, 2013 Steven Raszewski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another very good historical fiction novel, good writing.
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Mar 21, 2012 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read my review at my blog.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

There are other authors with this name. One writes Marine Corps history. Another, Civil War history. Another writes in the political sciences.

Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.
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