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Little Big Horn Books

Daniel Hurley
The list author says: "I have been fascinated with the LBH since I was in elementary school and I have been to the LBH twice on extensive tours. I have read numerous books on the subject, plains Indians and Custer as well."
Drawing Battle Lines: The Map Testimony of Custer's Last Fight
Drawing Battle Lines: The Map Testimony of Custer's Last Fight
"A book for those very serious study of the Little Big Horn Battle. Numerous Maps from those veterans of the battle, white and Indians along with the Army professionals who were first on the scene"
Stricken Field: The Little Bighorn since 1876
Stricken Field: The Little Bighorn since 1876
"A detailed history of the battlefield and grave sites of the fallen. This is also for the more serious student of the LBH."
A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West
A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West
"Probably one of the best overall looks at the LBH campaign. Uses excellent sources more recent to classic."
Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat
Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat
"Michno utilizes testimonies of many of the Indian participants to fully understand what happened in their view, much of which was neglected through history. is quite fascinating."
Custer Vindicated
Custer Vindicated
"Pennington has had a long study and his theory about Custer's demise may not be popular but is certainly possible. Here he attacks the testimony of Reno, Benteen and Wallace (the time keeper)."
Where Custer Fell: Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now
Where Custer Fell: Photographs of the Little Bighorn Battlefield Then and Now
"Tremendous book utilizing detailed pictures of the LBH over periods of time along with an excellent wriiten detail of how the battle unfolded. The pictures and written content are excellent."
Abcs of Custer's Last Stand: Arrogance, Betrayal and Cowardice
Abcs of Custer's Last Stand: Arrogance, Betrayal and Cowardice
"The author pulls no punches in this well written book with strong opinions (as the title implies). Benteen and Reno are taken down in Unger's analysis of the LBH battle."
Little Big Horn 1876: Custer's Last Stand (Campaign)
Little Big Horn 1876: Custer's Last Stand (Campaign)
"Outstanding mapping of the Little Big Horn battle displaying the terrain and battle movements in several colorful maps."
Benteen's Scout-To-The-Left, the Route from the Divide to the Morass\June 25, 1876 (Custer Trails Series, Vol 1)
Benteen's Scout-To-The-Left, the Route from the Divide to the Morass\June 25, 1876 (Custer Trails Series, Vol 1)
"Definitely for the hard corp LBH historian. Darling demonstrates that Benteen went no more than a mile out of way further than Custer and that the terrain he encountered was no worse."
Death of a Myth
Death of a Myth
"Well detailed compact study of the LBH campaign with an introduction by Brian Pohanka. Offers a somewhat different view in a compact study. Definitely a quick but interesting read."
The Custer Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Life of George Armstrong Custer and the Plains Indian Wars
The Custer Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to the Life of George Armstrong Custer and the Plains Indian Wars
"Thom Hatch is a well known western writer who provides a detailed catlogue of information about General Custer. Highlights not only Custer but the principal members of his command."
The Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer
The Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer
"An important book as Frost studies Custer's lapse of judgement in leaving his post to see his wife who was at a  station nearby including accusation sof mistreatment of deserters."
Custer in '76: Walter Camp's Notes on the Custer Fight
Custer in '76: Walter Camp's Notes on the Custer Fight
"Wonderful collection of Walter Camp's notes with LBH participants anf other western notables. Camp reserched and found many numerous sites at the turn of the century and had a particular interest in the LBH."
A Dispatch to Custer: The Tragedy of Lieutenant Kidder
A Dispatch to Custer: The Tragedy of Lieutenant Kidder
"A short book on the loss of Lt. Kidder and his platoon that was searching the Kanasas (Kanasas Indian wars) plains for Custer in the field."
Troopers with Custer: Historic Incidents of the Battle of the Little Big Horn
Troopers with Custer: Historic Incidents of the Battle of the Little Big Horn
"Classic historian Brinstool writes chapters features the accounts of participants at the LBH."
Custer and the Little Bighorn: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery
Custer and the Little Bighorn: The Man, the Myth, the Mystery
"Nice over view of Custer's career with numerous pictures. A large book, Donovan has a nice concentrated effort on his LBH theories that are not too far from MIchno's."
The Custer Controversy: A Critical Analysis
The Custer Controversy: A Critical Analysis
"This is Pennington's theory of what happened to Custer's battalion that caused or led to it's fracturing reulting in total loss. pennington takes the unromantic view of Custer's demise and his battalion's last hour."
Custer and the Great Controversy: The Origin and Development of a Legend
Custer and the Great Controversy: The Origin and Development of a Legend
"Early book by the great historian Utley who has a collection of virtual essays about Custer and the LBH."
Legend into History (Custer Library)
Legend into History (Custer Library)
"Charles Kuhlman is another classic historiann who had his own view of what happened to Custer and it is a little different. He also concentrates on the interpratation of Custer's orders and failure, in Terry's view, that he  wait for Terry and the infantry."
In Custer’s Shadow: Major Marcus Reno
In Custer’s Shadow: Major Marcus Reno
"One of the best bio on Major Reno, before and after the LBH. Reno definitely has the opposite of Custer's luck. A man of tragedy before and after the LBH."
Battle of the Rosebud: Prelude to the Little Big Horn (Montana and the West Series)
Battle of the Rosebud: Prelude to the Little Big Horn (Montana and the West Series)
"The key preliminary battle before the LBH. Mangum, former Supt. of the LBH, does a detaled account of Crooks battle against the Sioux and Cheyenne just a week before Custer. Crook's leaving the field has major consequences to Terry and Custer."
Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876
Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876
"Excellent over view of the political situation and plains Indian campaigns. Covers before the LBH, the battle and the aftermath."
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
"This book semed to jump start another look at Custer in the 1980's after his post Vietnam War legacy. Connell does a good job, objectively, detailing the personality issues and lays out the conflict quite well."
The Custer Myth
The Custer Myth
"Graham opened up the Reno Court of inquiriess and produced an excllent book on the testimonies of the various officers and participants. He he has an immense collection of statements. Benteen's letters are facinating. ,"
Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (Oklahoma Western Biographies)
Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (Oklahoma Western Biographies)
"Utley's classic account on the life of Custer. Utley added a revised chapter on the Little Bighorn that addresses some of the newer discoveries on the field."
Custer's Last Campaign: Mitch Boyer and the Little Bighorn Reconstructed
Custer's Last Campaign: Mitch Boyer and the Little Bighorn Reconstructed
"Grays great book on what happened at the Little Bighorn. he first part of the book is about his scout Mitch Boyer who died with Custer at the LBH. The fascinating part of the book is Gray's time/motion analysis that shows approximately where the separate battalions were."
The Reno Court of Inquiry: Abstract of the Official Record of Proceedings
The Reno Court of Inquiry: Abstract of the Official Record of Proceedings
"Excellent book that captures key testimony in the Reno Court of Inquiry."
The Custer Reader
The Custer Reader
"A very enjoyable book that is a collection of essay's on Custer that include Custer's near demise at Trevilian Station during the Civil War. The latter part cover's Custer's legacy in movies."
Archaeology, History, and Custer's Last Battle: The Little Big Horn Re-examined
Archaeology, History, and Custer's Last Battle: The Little Big Horn Re-examined
"Dr. Fox, resident of Hardin, was part of the archealogy team that went over the LBH after the 80s fire. Covers the fascinating findings and has a interesting view on what Custer's battalion was up to. Dr. Fox has very strong opinions and some are controversial. A very worthwhile book."
The Little Bighorn Campaign: March-september 1876 (Great Campaigns)
The Little Bighorn Campaign: March-september 1876 (Great Campaigns)
"A compact reliable look at the LBH with sidenotes that are quite useful. Gives an excellent view of the LBH."
Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer
Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer
"A revionist's look at Custer Tony Horwitz style, interpeting the man while visiting his historic locations. The author lacks an appreciation for the mystery of what happened to Custer's battalion and a perspective from that period but has a healthy emplathy for the plains Native Americans."
Harvest of Barren Regrets: The Army Career of Frederick William Benteen, 1834-1898
Harvest of Barren Regrets: The Army Career of Frederick William Benteen, 1834-1898
"Benteen is one of the most critical characters involved in the Little Big Horn fiasco. Mills utilizes a mass of Benteen letters for quotes about Benteen' peers, subordinates and commanders to give a great flavor of the man. A great look at his personality although Mills falls a little short at analyzing Benteen's actions at the Little Big Horn."