This national best-seller vividly reconstructs one of the most unbelievable and controversial battles in American military history—General Custer’s Last Stand in 1876. Why would a seasoned leader like Custer lead 200 U.S. Army soldiers into battle against 2,000 Native American warriors? The answer lies in this book, which captures in stunning detail the heroism, foolishness, and brutality that led to this legendary battle.
©1984 Evan S. Connell (P)1985 Recorded Books, LLC
It has lots of interesting factoids and gives a terrific sense of place and time and attitudes of the day, but it sure jumps around a lot.
Son of the Morning Star is a great story about George Custer that is very well researched and detailed.
I would organize its content in some sort of rational order. I would have edited out most of the irrelevant trivia. And I would have eliminated the boring taped interviews with the author at the end.
Most interesting: many interesting nuggets of historical trivia.
Least interesting: many of those nuggets are virtually irrelevant to the main topic.
Nothing more than any other narrator.
Not unless its content was rearranged into some sort of coherent order and heavily edited to retain only the things that are most relevant to the topic.
The author wanders through the characters and their life history and poorly ties it back to the plot of the story. This made it very difficult to follow. I lost interest quickly.
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