I’ve always been fascinated by the Battle of the Little Bighorn and am currently reading this most excellent book of the events that led up to the last great battle of the American West.
The story of George Custer is a fascinating one which culminated on that fateful day back in late June 1876. I’d love to visit the Battle site, have seen it from the Air, in the winter, seemed eerie. The events leading up to the massacre are a great read and one feels simultaneously sorry for Custer and his men and also for the Indians. Above all, I think James Donovan gives us a real feel for what life was like back then. We can be as judgmental as we want now! Custer had much to admire about him but the tale seems doomed from so early as events inexorably lead to the Hilltop Fight. Anyone been there?
I’m also reading this…
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and as always with Mark, a rollicking read with which I fully agree. I think humour is vital to good political writing and one of these days I’m going to try it!