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Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Paperback – May 1, 1996
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"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 haven't found a book with more detail about Crazy Horse. I have a bit more respect for Custer than before reading this book.Published 4 days ago by Patrick Dixon
I don't know who wrote this book, but it wasn't the Stephen Ambrose I have read before. This is a socialist/communist view of the founding of our country and the pioneers who... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Tjboffin
This Book is a very good account of Crazy Horse and Custer They had a some what alike life in their own realm Then they met at in Battle It showed how bad the government at... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Terry J.Moore
THIS BOOK WAS NOT NEW AS ADVERTISED. It had a paper clip as a bookmark and writing in pencil throughout the book. Otherwise, Stephen Ambrose is a fantastic writer.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I really liked this book. I have read many books on Custer,,,,and the people surrounding him in the last few years of his life. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Larry Rishel
This should have 10 stars. I an 83 yr. old that has read over a thousand books since I got an adult library card at age 6. Read morePublished 9 days ago by professortruth
A great book not just about these two men but a clear examination of the cultures that produced each of them.Published 11 days ago by Out N About
Being an Ambrose fan and having a Cherokee heritage, I am very interested in the background of the American Indian. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Oldman Joe