Crazy Horse and Custer

Crazy Horse and Custer

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From bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose, a dual biography of two great nineteenth century warriors, General Custer and Crazy Horse, culminating in the Battle of Little Bighorn....

Title:Crazy Horse and Custer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780743468640
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    Crazy Horse and Custer Reviews

  • Sue

    Chief Crazy Horse gave native Americans one of its few moments of triumph in its struggle with the white settlers, who in the mid-19th century moved across the country, shot the buffalo, and built a r...

  • B.T. Clifford

    Stephen Ambrose is one of the most readable historians I've ever come across, and Crazy Horse and Custer is a prime example of why. He gives these men life on the page. Rather than focusing on their b...

  • Eric

    Custer and his immediate antecedents were consummate crackers. Jacksonian Democrats, American expansionists spoiling for a war, any war. Settled long enough and far enough East to entertain romantic, ...

  • Tom

    Wow. History has gotten so much better since I was in Junior High...Immensely readable, Ambrose has written a wonderful depiction of the times based on the conflict between two immense, American heroe...

  • Edward Rathke

    This book was sometimes quite painful to read. Had I known at the start that this was written in the 70s, I probably would have skipped it. The thing that kept me going is that I actually did want to ...

  • T.E. George

    As a child of the 50s, I grew up with the romanticized Hollywood version of Cowboys and Indians. My image of both was Randolph Scott, Fess Parker and more often than not some nameless actor who was le...

  • Rodney Harvill

    Many have heard of the Little Bighorn, in which George Armstrong Custer, a U.S. Army cavalry officer and Civil War veteran, led his men into an ambush where they were annihilated while fighting Indian...

  • Brad

    At times there is too much speculation in Stephen E. Ambrose's Crazy Horse and Custer for my tastes, too many "we can't possibly know, but ..." moments, and despite the honesty of those moments, I can...

  • Tom

    I found this book to be excellent. Ambrose goes into good detail on how the Sioux Indians lived their organizational structure and their customs. I highly recommend this book if you have any interest ...

  • Potomacwill

    I low-rated this book for its careless use of such highly charged words as "savages" and "civilized" and such statements as this: "The United States did not follow a policy of genocide; it did try to ...