Crazy Horse and Custer by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

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...enough is known of Libbie Custer to make Ambrose's inordinate praise of her seem rather puzzling. Ambrose is the sort of hearty writer who expresses approval with the phrase "damned good" and apparently still believes in a manifest destiny which exonerates.
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On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611  men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the  banks of the Little Bighorn in the Montana  Territory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle.  The lives of two great warriors would soon be  forever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leader  of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong  Custer. Both were men of aggression and supreme  courage. Both became leaders in their societies at  very early ages; both were stripped of power, in  disgrace, and worked to earn back the respect of  their people. And to both of them, the unspoiled  grandeur of the Great Plains of North America was an  irresistible challenge. Their parallel lives would  pave the way, in a manner unknown to either, for  an inevitable clash between two nations fighting  for possession of the open  prairie.

 

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Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.
 
Published January 1, 1976 by MACDONALD J. 504 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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...enough is known of Libbie Custer to make Ambrose's inordinate praise of her seem rather puzzling. Ambrose is the sort of hearty writer who expresses approval with the phrase "damned good" and apparently still believes in a manifest destiny which exonerates.

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