The truth, however, is far more complex. A Terrible Glory is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle and the first to call upon all the pertinent research and findings of the past 25 years - which have significantly changed how this controversial event is perceived. Furthermore, it is the first book to bring to light the details of the U.S. Army cover-up and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. military history.
Scrupulously researched, A Terrible Glory will stand as a landmark work. Brimming with authentic detail and an unforgettable cast of characters - from Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse to Ulysses Grant and Custer himself - this is history with the sweep of a great novel.
©2008 James Donovan; (P)2008 Tantor
"An excellent starting point for those seeking an understanding of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"A worthy companion to Jay Monahan's Custer, Evan S. Connell's Son of the Morning Star, and other standard studies of the famed cavalryman." (Kirkus Reviews)
Yes, anyone interested in George A. Custer will benefit from Donavan's material.
Learning about the events of the battle.
No, the narrator was boring and I struggled to stay awake at times.
This is a good book for people wanting an introduction to the story of the Little Big Horn. I felt that the history of Native American relations with the US Govt was not as focused as it could have been.
Be ready to look up some maps in order to get an idea of the expeditions routes and topographical features.
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.
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.
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