The Last Stand

The Last Stand

Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143119609
  • 496 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“An engrossing, thoughtfully researched, and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history.” -Los Angeles Times

With a fantastic body of work that includes In the Heart of the Sea and Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, Nathaniel Philbrick has emerged as a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. The Last Stand is Philbrick’s monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer’s Last Stand. Bringing a wealth of new information to his subject, as well as his characteristic literary flair, Philbrick details the collision between two American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that both parties wished to avoid, and brilliantly explains how the battle that ensued has been shaped and reshaped by national myth.

Praise

Praise for Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History

“Vivid and remarkably fresh…Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for our age of searching and turmoil.”
The New York Times Book Review

“A signal achievement. Philbrick enlightens and even astounds.”
—Salon.com

Praise for Sea of Glory, winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize

“Brilliantly told…has to be among the best nonfiction books of this or any other year.”
Los Angeles Time Book Review

“A breathtaking account of one of history’s greatest adventures.”
Entertainment Weekly
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