I've been enthralled with this story for sometime, partially from growing up in Montana and partly based on the historical significance of the spread west in relation to the Indian Wars. This is a very comprehensive and history approach, unlike other approaches.
Son of the Morning Star
The account of the follow up battle atop Reno hill in the days following Custer's last stand.
The book was entertaining, accurately written and researched, and very enjoyable. The reader easy to understand.
James Donovan is an excellent researcher recounting many details that led up to the fateful day of the Alamo. It is an nteresting chronology from the perspectives of each of the primary characters. It should be suggested reading for high school and college American History classes.
We listened to this book while driving across country from Idaho to Minnesota.
After listening to this book we ordered Custer and the Little Big Horn.
I’m not typically a fan of “shoot ‘em up westerns” (because they can be so predictable), but I found this book fascinating as it kept my attention throughout and felt as if “I was actually there” at Little Bighorn myself.
The author did a wonderful job in conveying what Custer and his men must have been going through, yet portrayed the victors in this battle… not as savages (as they’re depicted way too often), but as thoughtful, strategic, intelligent men who won a battle.. fair and square.
A really good read for those who appreciate history, yet like the truth to be told as much as possible about both sides of the coin.
Very well researched and written. The author did an excellent job with a very complex and controversial subject. But, it was almost too detailed and way too long. I almost forgot what climax I was headed for several times. I recommend the abridged version , if available.