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Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

 
 
 
 
Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN 13: 9780385479660
ISBN 10: 385479662
Edition: 1st Anchor Books trade pb
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 1996-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: $18.00
 
 

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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Military historian Ambrose examines the connections between the Indian chief and the cavalry officer who fought at Little Bighorn. (June)