F. Lowell Curtis

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  • Custer's Trials

  • A Life on the Frontier of a New America
  • By: T.J. Stiles
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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Pulitzer Prize, History, 2016. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person - capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years).

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  • By JackMargo on 06-23-16

Too Long

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Reviewed: 10-13-17

A very carefully researched, extremely detailed and well written biography of Custer. However I learned far more than I ever wanted to know. I would certainly have preferred an abridged version of this book. If you want to know every detail of Custer's life you will enjoy this book.

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