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Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Paperback – May 1, 1996
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Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"An epic and accurate retelling of one of our country's most tragic periods."--Baltimore Sun
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Stephen Ambrose was a marvelous historian. He told real life stories with the skill of a master fiction writer. His characters are gripping, quixotic and often of enviable character. This was the case with Crazy Horse and Custer.
If you want to learn about what it was like to live as a Native American on the high plains in the 19th century, this book is for you. If you want to know what it was like to be a U.S. soldier during or after the Civil War, this book is for you. If you want to read a story about valor, integrity, dignity, tragedy and pain, this book is for you. The story of "how the West was won" is sad and heartbreaking at times. But so is life, and so is much of the history of history of the United States. Life, like history, can also be extremely exciting and adventursome. In this book, Ambrose brings both Crazy Horse and Custer back to life so that we may live their adventures with them as they make history.
Ambrose is exceptionally fair in his analysisof both men. He is partial to both the Native Americans and the U.S. soldiers who often brutalized them. He paints a picture that is, by all accounts, historically accurate and incredibly interesting. Ambrose makes it possible to see the good and bad in both Crazy Horse and Custer. He shows their strengths and weaknesses, allowing readere to draw their own conclusions about the nature of their conflict.Read more ›
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I found this book to be well written and informative. A great history lesson and an easy read. I would surely recommend Crazy Horse and Custer to my friends.Published 5 days ago by TWM102
We'll organized accounting of two very different cultures and men. Well done.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Compelling. Makes me want to learn more about the enigmatic Custer and to dig deeper into the atrocities committed against the Native Americans.Published 15 days ago by MJ Angello
When i started reading this book, I expected to learn about the life and times of Custer and Crazy Horse. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jim
Having lived in the Great Plains it was fascinating to read about the Indian culture and struggles and wars with the white man encroaching into their territory.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very good read...Ambrose is an excellent writer and has a good grasp on history and makes characters come alive. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is an insightful & balanced account of the history of the Plains Indians & U.S. Army interactions during the late 1860's. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen R
The more you read about the Indians, the more you understand that they Judy wanted to live their lives in peace in the open plains of the wild west. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer