Touched by Fire
The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer
By (author) Louise Barnett
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Touched by Fire by Louise Barnett
Book DescriptionFor more than a century, Americans have been captivated by the legend of General George Armstrong Custer. But the various truths of Custer's life and last stand prove elusive. Why are we so taken with the myth and the so-called mystery behind the man? In a field teeming with highly partisan and wildly speculative treatments of Custer, Louise Barnett enters with a volume widely acclaimed by both military and cultural historians as the most balanced account of his life and legend. Custer's life spans two great eras of American history, and Barnett's commanding work pushes beyond the existing literature to a comprehensive view of this controversial figure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803262669
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Louise Barnett
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When Martha Summerhayes (1844-1926) came as a bride to Fort Russell in Wyoming Territory in 1874, she saw not much in those first few days besides bright buttons, blue uniforms, and shining swords. This is a memoir of her years as a military wife as her husband's Eighth Regiment conducted Gen George Crook's expedition against the Apaches.
Boots and Saddles or, Life in Dakota with General Custer, Paperback (December 2010)View all books by Louise Barnett
The story of army camp life in the very early West from the perspective of George Armstong Custer's wife Elizabeth
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Author Biography - Louise Barnett
Louise Barnett is a professor of English and American studies at Rutgers University and the author of a number of books, including The Ignoble Savage: American Literary Racism, 1790-1890, and Ungentlemanly Acts: The Army's Notorious Incest Trial.
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