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Son Of The Morning Star
  • Published: 1 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9781844137633
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $24.99
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Son Of The Morning Star

General Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn



One of the greatest works of the American West - 'A new American classic.' Time

On a scorching June Sunday in 1876, thousands of Indian warriors - Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho - converged on a grassy ridge above the valley of Montana's Little Bighorn River. On the ridge five companies of United States cavalry - 262 soldiers, comprising officers and troopers - fought desperately but hopelessly. When the guns fell silent, no soldier - including their commanding officer, Lt Col. George Armstrong Custer - had survived. Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history - 130 years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as 'one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers', wrote what continues to be the most reliable - and compulsively readable - account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his research and novelist's eye for story and detail to re-create the heroism, foolishness and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.

  • Published: 1 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9781844137633
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Evan S. Connell

Evan S. Connell, recognised as one of the most important voices in American literature, was the author of seventeen books, including Mrs Bridge, Mr Bridge and the bestselling Son of the Morning Star, his account of Custer's final battle at the Little Big Horn, and his book about the crusades, Deus lo Volt! In 2009 he was nominated for the Man Booker international prize. He lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico and died in 2010, aged 88.

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