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The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
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May 28, 10

bookshelves: history, american-indian-wars, francis-parkman, george-armstrong-custer, military-history, sitting-bull, 19th-century, american-indians, american-indian-culture
Recommended for: American history and biography fans. Those interested in American Indian Wars, Custer, Sitting Bull
Read from May 21 to 28, 2010

Nathaniel Philbrick can write history in the way it should be taught. Philbrick has the knack for capturing the personalities of the protagonists of the era he chooses to portray in each of his books. It is difficult to believe that another book on the last stand can add anything to the considerable literature already available. However, Philbrick does. This new book should be considered as important as Evan Connell's "Son of the Morning Star," and Robert Utley's titles dealing with Custer and Sitting Bull. Philbrick includes information gathered in the latest archaeological digs on the Little Bighorn. The book is richly illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs.
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05/25/2010 page 176
37.77% "Custer has found Sitting Bull's village. This will be no repeat of the attack on the Washita." 1 comment

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