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The Resource Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch

Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch

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Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer
Title
Glorious war
Title remainder
the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer
Statement of responsibility
Thom Hatch
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The thrilling and definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer's incredible Civil War years and the heroics that made him a legend From George Armstrong Custer's graduation from West Point to the daring cavalry charges that propelled him to the rank of General and national fame to a romance with his wife Libbie Bacon that is unmatched in American history, Custer's exploits are the stuff of legend. Not only did he capture the first Confederate battle flag of the war and receive General Lee's messenger who had come to begin negotiations for surrender at Appomattox, but he was a key part of nearly every major engagement in the east, always leading his men from the front with a bravery seldom seen before or since. For decades, historians have looked at Custer strictly through the lens of his death on the frontier, casting him as a failure. Nothing could be farther from the truth. While some may say that the events that took place at the Little Big Horn are illustrative of America's bloody expansion, they have unjustly eclipsed Custer's otherwise extraordinarily life and outstanding career and fall far short of encompassing his incredible service to his country.This biography of thundering cannons, pounding hooves and stunning successes tells the full and true story of one of history's most dynamic and misunderstood figures. With Glorious War, award-winning historian Thom Hatch reexamines Custer's early career to re-balance the scales and show why his epic fall could never have happened without the spectacular rise that made him a legend"--
  • "From George Armstrong Custer's graduation from West Point to the daring cavalry charges that propelled him to the rank of General and national fame to a romance with his wife Libbie Bacon that is unmatched in American history, Custer's exploits are the stuff of legend. Not only did he capture the first Confederate battle flag of the war and receive General Lee's messenger who had come to begin negotiations for surrender at Appomattox, but he was a key part of nearly every major engagement in the east, always leading his men from the front with a bravery seldom seen before or since. For decades, historians have looked at Custer strictly through the lens of his death on the frontier, casting him as a failure. Nothing could be farther from the truth. While some may say that the events that took place at the Little Big Horn are illustrative of America's bloody expansion, they have unjustly eclipsed Custer's otherwise extraordinarily life and outstanding career and fall far short of encompassing his incredible service to his country. This biography of thundering cannons, pounding hooves and stunning successes tells the full and true story of one of history's most dynamic and misunderstood figures. With Glorious War, award-winning historian Thom Hatch reexamines Custer's early career to re-balance the scales and show why his epic fall could never have happened without the spectacular rise that made him a legend"--
Summary
This biography of General Custer doesn't focus on his failure at Little Big Horn but instead describes his legendary successes during the Civil War including his capture of the first Confederate battle flag of the war
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231895
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Hatch, Thom
Dewey number
  • 973.8/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.C99
LC item number
H39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Custer, George A.
  • United States
  • Generals
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer
Label
Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/501/9781250028501/image/lgcover.9781250028501.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20105206
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250028501
Lccn
2013024013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn827256480
  • (OCoLC)827256480
Label
Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/501/9781250028501/image/lgcover.9781250028501.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20105206
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250028501
Lccn
2013024013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn827256480
  • (OCoLC)827256480

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