Crazy Horse and Custer

The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

By Stephen E. Ambrose
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385479660, 560pp.

Publication Date: May 1996

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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
Stephen E. Ambrose is the author of Undaunted Courage and D-Day June, 1944 both critically-acclaimed bestsellers.

Praise For Crazy Horse and Custer

"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

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