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.