The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, And The Battle Of The Little Bighorn
  • The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, And The Battle Of The Little Bighorn
  • The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, And The Battle Of The Little Bighorn
ISBN: 0670021725
EAN13: 9780670021727
Language: English
Pages: 496
Dimensions: 1.8" H x 9.1" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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An engrossing and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history. --Los Angeles Times

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Hurricane's Eye, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, and Valiant Ambition, is a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. The Last Stand is Philbrick's monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand. Bringing a wealth of new information to his subject, as well as his characteristic literary flair, Philbrick details the collision between two American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that both parties wished to avoid, and brilliantly explains how the battle that ensued has been shaped and reshaped by national myth.

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   The Last Stand et al
Regardless of how many histories I have read about this battle, I always find something new and this book is no exception. After reading the book, I looked at a very well-run walking tour of the entire battlefield on YouTube. The tour covers 36 clips, covering Benteen Battlefield and the rest of the battlefield. None of the histories provide the reader with a sense of the size of the battlefield and the strategies employed as the battle unfolded. I highly recommend this tour after finishing any of the seriously historical battles on the battlefield.
This telling of the leadup to the Little Big Horn and the battles there fought there are exhaustively researched and wonderfully written. If you are only going to read a book about the last stand, this is it. If you're obsessive about battle, this will be a wonderful addition to your library.
   Philbrick doesn't disappoint
The Last Stand was one of the best history books I ever read. George Custer's research and style brings the reader back in time, as well as describing the complex personality of Philbrick.
   The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
One of the better and well researched books on an over covered US military disaster. The only person who believed in Custer was his widow, who had a financial interest.
   Very well written and the research is amazing, which shines in the finished work
Very well written and research is amazing, which shines in the finished work. It really makes one wonder, what the government thought to be so hell bent on destroying the Indians who owned this country completely. Nathaniel Philbrick, an excellent page turner with a lot of intertwined history, knows exactly how to keep a reader's attention.
   provides good background information on the characters involved in the Indian ...
You understand Custer and learn his reasons why, and how his commander covered himself in case of failure.
   Thoroughly researched and readable, riveting history
I also own a copy of Philbrick's Mayflower and approaches the Battle of the Little BigHorn with the same perspective of seeing what really happened. What emerges from his account of the battle is the indelible portrait of people acting as human beings would act under the pressure and stress battle, as they were by lack of communications and their own faults and foibles -- on both sides. A true addition to Western history, though the battle has been written many times before. It changed my opinion and the attitude of the main participants, on both sides.
   Too much useless information
It takes him near endless pages to make a point or provide an ongoing timetable. Well researched book, and the footnotes and page grouping background is good for those writing a paper by CusterSitting Bull or the battle itself. It is, however, like having a friend who emails you and provides an overload of information about what dinner included, for example. There are other books on this subject matter that are more to the point, easier to read and frankly more fun in the process.
   Great book about Little Bighorn.
The book was great and gave the perspective of the native Americans and US - Calvary. The book provides a final narrative of the detailed battle.
   Definitive book on The Battle at The Little Bighorn.
Dispels the Custer myth with good research and excellent storytelling. I've read a number of books on The Little Bighorn and this is the best.