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Sunday, June 25 1876. On the rolling plains of what is now southern Montana, near the banks of the treacherous Little Bighorn River, the United States' Seventh Cavalry, 670 troopers strong, moves precipitously toward its rondevous with death. In command is 36 year old, Colonel General, George Armstrong Custer. Up to this point in time, Custer is undefeated in his brilliant military career. During the American Civil War, 1861 to 1865, he cemented his nearly unrivaled legacy with eleven daring charges, resulting in eleven glorious victories for the Union forces at the expense of the Confederacy. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in 1862, the youngest in the history of the American Army; perhaps in the history of any nation's army. He delivered a resounding defeat upon the vaunted J.E.B. Stuart on the thrid day of the Battle of Gettysburg, securing the Union rear; and ensuring the doom of Pickett's, Pettigrew's and Trimble's fateful Charge. He was present at the Union victory of Yellow Tavern the following summer where Stuart was shot dead, and he prevented Lee's escape and link up with Joe Johnston's Confederate army in South Carolina in April of 1865; leaving Lee with no other alternative but to surrender to General Grant at Appomattox.
Custer was heavily out numbered in virtually every one of his glorious victories. Relying upon speed, cunning, daring, and reckless audacity; Custer posessed nerves of steel. Time and again he whipped an enemy that had a three to one edge on his own forces. He was considered to be invincible. So, when the newspapers issued the reports of his death and the complete and utter destruction of his entire command, nobody could quite believe it. What in the world had happened? This outstanding book answers this question with flare and a dynamic writing style that makes it practically impossible to put down. It a must read for any military history buff.
In addition to the outstanding book listed above, this particular book also covers Colonel General George Armstrong Custer in great deal, and his infamous defeat at the legendary Battle of the Little Bighorn. This book also details the life and military genius of Native American chief, Sitting Bull and how his "Sundance" and vision of many dead cavalrymen proved to be all to prophetic.
The book also shows the command rifts that existed between Colonel General Custer, Major Marcus Reno, and Captain Frederick Benteen, and leaves the reader wondering just how hard Benteen tried to come to Custer's aid and whether the possibility exists that he left Custer hung out to dry. The incompetence of Major Marcus Reno is also described and how his alcoholism may have impeded his judgement during his aborted flank attack.
TTHP is also pleased to announce that this book is also printed in large print, making it that much easier to read. The Battle of the Little Bighorn was, is, and will always be one of the most famous military engagements of all time. This book retells the whole story with brilliance and authoritative detail.
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