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)
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.
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