Book: Custer's Last Stand - The Anatomy of an American Myth

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Almost any mention made of Custer's Last Stand today is a reference not to history but to myth. ~Excerpt from book.

Defeat and death at the Little Bighorn gave General George Custer and his Seventh Cavalry a kind of immortality. IN CUSTERS LAST STAND, Brian W. Dippie investigates the body of legend surrounding the battle on a bloody Sunday in 1876. His survey of the event in poems, novels, paintings, movies, jokes and other ephemera amounts to a unique reflection on the national character. Brian W. Dippie, a professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, is a well-known authority on Custer.


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