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The Story of the Little Big Horn: Custer's Last Fight

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First published in 1926 and respected ever since for its measured view of the most famous battle in the American West, The Story of the Little Big Horn asks questions that are still being debated. What were the causes of the debacle that wiped out Custer’s command? Was it due to lack of a definite battle plan? To lack of correct information about the number, organization, ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published September 1st 1988 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1926)
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Jim
Jun 15, 2011 Jim rated it liked it
An pretty good account of the battle. One of the first that called for it to be called a battle and not a massacre. As Graham states "Warfare, however it be savage, is not massacre when when the conquered go to their deaths with arms in their hands."

Although he does not come out and condemn Custer, I personally feel that Custer has always been highly overrated and continues to be so. Too flamboyant and self absorbed. He was often lucky, but nobody could have prevailed against the odds he faced i
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