Custer The Life of General George Armstrong Custer

by Jay Monaghan

Custer The Life of General George Armstrong Custer Synopsis

The Custer literature is voluminous and most of it is highly controversial. Through the tangle of charges and countercharges Jay Monaghan cuts a clear path in his fresh account of Custer's whole career. Where possible, Monaghan relies on original sources, and he appraises them with the sound judgment of the practiced historian he is. He is sympathetic with Custer but does not hesitate to show the man's foibles and failures. He presents no attorney's brief and yet he disproves a number of ill-founded accusations. . . .

Custer The Life of General George Armstrong Custer Press Reviews

Not that Monaghan has written an argumentative book. Far from it. He has written a narrative, and what a narrative! With imagination as well as judgment, he tells the story with well-chosen details taken from reliable sources. . . . All together, this is much the best of many Custer books. It brings the reader as close to the real man as any book is likely ever to do. -New York Herald-Tribune Books * New York Herald-Tribune Books *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803257320
Publication date: 1st September 1971
Author: Jay Monaghan
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 479 pages
Categories: Land forces & warfare, Biography: historical, political & military, History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

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