Monday, August 9, 2010

"The Last Stand" by Nathaniel Philbrick

I always enjoy reading books on history that I'm not well versed on and The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick is no exception.  It tells the story of Custer, Sitting Bull and the battle of the Little Big Horn.  The writing is superb.  You really get the sense of what went on and what led up to the battle.  This book will easily make my top ten books of the year!  It's a great read!
(Gerard's review 5/28/10)

Comments moved here from our other blog:
I can't remember where I saw this book before, but I thought about it while watching an episode of the History's Channel's The States, in which Montana was featured. This of course is the state in which Custer's last stand took place. At any rate, after I left the show mid-way through, I downloaded the sample. I've been approached to do biographies before, but I really haven't taken up any of the offers for a myriad of reasons, the least of which: I can't figure how so much narrative context and texture can be laid on so heavy about these projects. There isn't anything in the footnotes about things like "in the heat of," or whenever something's stated to be "typical" for the time, of a character, etc.
By rolodexter on June 12, 2010 11:14

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