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Custer Survivor: The End of a Myth, the Beginning of a Legend

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Tracks the man and his activity during the Little Big Horn battle. This book features documented accounts and recreates the scene from the Sioux and Cheyenne encampment the night before the battle through the action the following day, the remarkable 'escape' of the wounded survivor, the aftermath of the battle and his fascinating life thereafter.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published January 2nd 2010 by History Publishing Co LLC
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ej cullen
Mar 16, 2010 ej cullen rated it liked it
This is about the fourth book I've read about the Little Big Horn and I'm still not down with exactly how the whole wide thing evolved. The reason for this is probably that there was, at the time, so much finger-pointing and so many self-serving accusations and defenses proffered that, unless you blithely accept the final (also self-serving) government version, you're left to re-create the situation in your own imagination.

That the government bureaucracy under-gunned these troopers (the indians
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Ó Ruairc
"Custer Survivor" is a book about Frank Finkel, otherwise known as August Finckle or Frank Hall, the only soldier marching with Custer who, supposedly, managed to escape death at the Little Bighorn. Finkel's story is nothing novel; nevertheless, the author of this book does a good job of introducing different and insightful specifics regarding the life and times of one Frank (August) Finkel, 7th Cavalry, U.S.A. In the years following the Battle of the Little Bighorn, hundreds of men have claimed ...more
Lynne Burns
Jul 14, 2014 Lynne Burns rated it really liked it
An interesting concept that there was an actual survivor of Custer's men at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. However, because so much time has elapsed it is hard to prove. The author provides some interesting food for thought on this theory.
Gerald Hickman
Nov 24, 2015 Gerald Hickman rated it liked it
Very interestiing book. Franks' wife was alot like Libbie Custer. The book is thought provoking and fits the remarks made by several warriors who were there.
Ralph
Dec 06, 2010 Ralph rated it really liked it
A very interesting book. I had not known there were any survivors from Custer's group at the battle of the little bighorn but this book tells the story of a man that claims to be one. The author has done a lot of research and presents a very believable story of the life of Frank Finkel, the man who survived and lived to tell the story.
Susie
Dec 30, 2013 Susie rated it it was amazing
Outstanding read. Makes you stop and think that it could be true.
Jim
Jun 16, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it
This was an interesting book not only of a survivor of the Little Big Horn and his life after the battle but of that time period and how people at that time reacted.
Carolyn Doyle
Apr 12, 2012 Carolyn Doyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riveting story...a version of history we have not heard until now.
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