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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
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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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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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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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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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  • Nostromo
  • 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