Robert M. Utley is probably our most thoughtful scholar of George Armstrong Custer and his ultimate demise at the Little Bighorn in 1876.
Utley's a class act, and so is this fine work which combines the best of academic and popular history about a popular and controversial individual in American History.
The book is a biography of Custer and therefore as it should focuses more on the life of a man who as the author admits was a complex, deeply flawed individual.
Just when you think you can't learn one more thing about a subject, an author like Utley presents facts you either had forgotten or didn't know. Read morePublished 3 months ago by L. P. Zuber
I've read quite a few books on Custer, and I've found the debate about which is the best book on him as controversial as the man himself, and our views on him. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chris Owens
This was a Christmas present for my husband. He has been reading much about the Civil War and especially likes Robert M. Utley. He was delighted to receive this book.Published 14 months ago by Karen Cassidy
This is an excellent biography about Custer. The text is easy to read. The prose flows smoothly. Robert Utley writes about Custer in an even-handended, some what sparse style. Read morePublished 23 months ago by kim harris
This is a great concise work of biography and history, written by one of the greatest living historians of the American West. Read morePublished on June 1, 2008 by KOP ESF
Robert M. Utley is probably our most thoughtful scholar of George Armstrong Custer and his ultimate demise at the Little Bighorn in 1876. Read morePublished on October 17, 2007 by Bomojaz
This biography of George Armstrong Custer devotes most of its pages to his post Civil War career. Most people only know that he died at the Little Bighorn battle; they know the... Read morePublished on September 3, 2002 by Acute Observer
To read about Custer this is the best place to start. Utley gives a great frame work of Custer's life from his pre-cadet days, courtship, Civil War days (noticed by McClellan which... Read morePublished on March 18, 2000 by Daniel Hurley