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Keep the Last Bullet for Yourself: The True Story of Custer's Last Stand

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Hardcover, 203 pages
Published June 1st 1976 by Reference Publications
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Written by a doctor who lives near the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn, this book follows the amateur historian's argument that many of the soldiers may have committed suicide because of an overwhelming terror of being captured and tortured by the Indians. Marquis presents compelling and very interesting historical data to support his claim--including evidence of point-blank gunshot wounds to the head found on skulls of the troopers--plus much information to support that soldiers believed t ...more
The more one delves into the study of history (or any academic discipline, I am sure), the more one discovers that numerous factions exist, each attempting to preserve the "correct" view of historical events -- even if it means the accidental or intentional misrepresentation of facts.

So goes the story of Gen. George Armstrong Custer and his Seventh Cavalry, which got "barbered up real good" (as an old song goes) at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in southeastern Montana. Custer, the story goes
I think this book would work better as a classroom lecture-or maybe if it came with a topo map and little plastic soldiers to move around! But the premise is very interesting...
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