A Terrible Glory by James Donovan audiobook

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

By James Donovan
Read by Jeff Bottoms

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316155786

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549179983

  • ISBN: 9781549179969

Runtime: 16.99 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A rousing and meticulously researched account of the notorious Battle of Little Big Horn and its unforgettable cast of characters from Sitting Bull to Custer himself.
In June of 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.

The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the significant research and findings of the past twenty-five years--which have changed significantly how this controversial event is perceived. Furthermore, it is the first book to bring to light the details of the U.S. Army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in U.S. military history.

Scrupulously researched, A TERRIBLE GLORY will stand as a landmark work. Brimming with authentic detail and an unforgettable cast of characters--from Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse to Ulysses Grant and Custer himself--this is history with the sweep of a great novel.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exhaustive research, lively prose, and fresh interpretation make for a valuable addition to literature.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: James Donovan

Author Bio: James Donovan

James Donovan is the author of three bestselling books of history, Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Appollo 11, The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, and A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—the Last Great Battle of the American West.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 16.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English