A Terrible Glory

Custer and the Little Bighorn: The Last Great Battle of the American West
Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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A rousing and meticulously researched account of the notorious Battle of Little Big Horn and its unforgettable cast of characters from Sitting Bull to Custer himself.

In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn", George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.

The truth, however, was far more complex. A Terrible Glory is the first audiobook to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle and the first to call upon all the significant research and findings of the past 25 years - which have changed significantly how this controversial event is perceived. Furthermore, it is the first to bring to light the details of the US Army cover-up - and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in US 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2008 James Donovan (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Terrific story of Custer, the Little Big Horn

This book "A Terrible Glory" was a very insightful unbiased view of Custer, his life and those around him. Told from the views of both the American Army and the Indians of the West. The book Shows exactly how and why the battle took place the way it did and gives details as to those involved and how they handled the battle. Both from a heroic and less than heroic standpoint.

Clearly, Custer was up against from the get go of the expedition of 1876, From lack of support in Washington and definite lack of support from his officers. That coupled with arrogance of invincibility on Custer's part caused the demise of nearly all of the 7th Calvary.

The narrator was very good, no worries in getting used to his voice, tone and definitely no problems with pronunciations of names and places, which is always a issue with me.

HIghly recommend this book to anyone interested Custer and the battle of the Little Big Horn. Also the PDF of maps included are a tremendous aide in following the armies movements. Only drawback here is the author attention to extreme detail can be a bit lengthy but It certainly does not deter from the excellent job done here

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Good history but tough to follow

While listening to this history, you need a map and compass in your head. If you are not intimately familiar with the geography and landscape of the north central plains, it is difficult to imagine where each grou p is located and therefore who has the physical, geographic advantage.

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Great book

Any fan of westerns or military history will enjoy the wonderful account, probably the most legendary battle next to the fabled spartan 300 or d day. Well done and read.

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Good purchase

Very detailed and insightful. I Enjoyed the book. It gave me a lot more detail into the individual people then I had heard before

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Most descriptive book so far on Battle of Little Bighorn

This was my 7th book on the Lakota. Hands down most descriptive book on the battle of Little Bighorn. Crazy Horse and Custer by S. Ambrose was second, and it only detailed the battle for about 2 hours. A TERRIBLE GLORY went over the battle in detail for around 6-8 hours. Impeccable detail

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A terrible glory

A nice piece of work. I recommend it as a book both in Audible and hard back.

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The Narration Ruined This Book

I could not finish this book because the narration was so robotic, one long monotone. The book is iconic history but it needs to be told with some emotion.

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Much to Ponder

I appreciate the effort at a balnaced account of one of the most controversial events,of American history. The narration was varied and kept me engaged. Highly recommended for any student of the American West.

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A must for Little Big Horn enthusiasts<br />

Pretty much a straight one voice narration. It was a very thorough study on one of the most debated and studied events in US history.

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  • 02-15-20

Loved this audiobook.

An exciting historical audiobook. Well written & researched.. Entertainingly narrated the historical figures come alive as you listen.
Terrific.

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  • 05-08-19

Interesting but .....

Very interesting book flawed by the awful narration sound like he is reading it sat on the toilet!
No interest in his voice this should have been checked before sale might as well have a robot reading it