The Last Stand

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The Last Stand

Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119609, 466pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

"An engrossing, thoughtfully researched, and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." -"Los Angeles Times"
With a fantastic body of work that includes "In the Heart of the Sea," Pulitzer Prize finalist "Mayflower," and the forthcoming "Valiant Ambition," Nathaniel Philbrick has emerged as a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. "The Last Stand" is Philbrick's monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand. Bringing a wealth of new information to his subject, as well as his characteristic literary flair, Philbrick details the collision between two American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that both parties wished to avoid, and brilliantly explains how the battle that ensued has been shaped and reshaped by national myth.

About the Author
Nathaniel Philbrick is the "New York Times" bestselling author of" Sea of Glory" and" In the Heart of the Sea", for which he won the National Book Award.