Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors (Paperback)
On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward thebanks of the Little Bighorn in the MontanaTerritory, where 3,000 Indians stood waiting for battle.The lives of two great warriors would soon beforever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leaderof the Oglala Sioux, and General George ArmstrongCuster. Both were men of aggression and supremecourage. Both became leaders in their societies atvery early ages; both were stripped of power, indisgrace, and worked to earn back the respect oftheir people. And to both of them, the unspoiledgrandeur of the Great Plains of North America was anirresistible challenge. Their parallel lives wouldpave the way, in a manner unknown to either, foran inevitable clash between two nations fightingfor possession of the openprairie.
About the Author
Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more thanthirty books. Among his "New York Times" bestsellers are "Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, " and "Undaunted Courage". Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the "Quarterly Journal of Military History".
"Movingly told and well written . . . a fine contribution, one that will be read with pleasure and admiration by general reader, student and scholar alike. Ambrose has breathed new life into the familiar facts."--Library Journal
"An epic and accurate retelling of one of our country's most tragic periods."--Baltimore Sun