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The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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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 Heart of the Sea, 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps, black & white plates, colour plates
  • 0143119605
  • 9780143119609
  • 378,294

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"An engrossing, thoughtfully researched, and tautly written account of a critical chapter ni American history." --Los Angeles Times "An evocative and cinematic narrative." --The New York Times "A carefully historical account that is also a ripping good yarn." --The Wall Street Journal Praise for Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History "Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for our age of searching and turmoil." --The New York Times Book Review "A signal achievement. Philbrick enlightens and even astounds." --Salon.com Praise for Sea of Glory, winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize "Brilliantly told...has to be among the best nonfiction books of this or any other year." --Los Angeles Time Book Review "A breathtaking account of one of history's greatest adventures." --Entertainment Weekly From the Hardcover edition.show more

About Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; and Away Off Shore. He lives in Nantucket. His new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, will be published in May 2016.show more

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7,416 ratings
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4 44% (3,266)
3 21% (1,566)
2 4% (294)
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