A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—the Last Great Battle of the American West

Speaking of standards, James Donovan’s 2008 effort on the most famous Indian fight in U.S. history is one. If you missed his A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—the Last Great Battle of the American West, you’ve got another chance.  The paperback edition is out, and it is a must read. Donovan takes an evenhanded approach to telling the tale, from the lead-up to the battle itself and then the aftermath. A Terrible Glory is comprehensive, eye opening and an absorbing read. There’s a reason Donovan was named True West’s Best Western Nonfiction Writer of 2009—and this is it.

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