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Touched By Fire: The Life, Death, And Mythic Afterlife Of George Armstrong Custer Louise Barnett

Touched By Fire: The Life, Death, And Mythic Afterlife Of George Armstrong Custer

Louise Barnett

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ISBN : 9780805037203
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560 pages
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The source of our endless fascination with the legend of General Custer--the flamboyant general and brilliant tactician who led his troops into a bloody massacre--is perhaps as interesting as the story of the man himself. Why, more than 100 yearsMoreThe source of our endless fascination with the legend of General Custer--the flamboyant general and brilliant tactician who led his troops into a bloody massacre--is perhaps as interesting as the story of the man himself. Why, more than 100 years later, are we still drawn to the story of Little Bighorn? In Touched By Fire, Louise Barnett reexamines the Custer story and finds that the answer may lie in racism and national pride. Her belief is that we still cant accept the fact that a band of Indians could bring down the white troops of a powerful nation.