The devasting loss caused an uproar and public figures pointed 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 book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle and the first to call upon all the vital new forensic research of the past quarter century. It is also the first book to bring to light the details of a major Army cover-up and to unravel one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. military history.