Nathaniel Philbrick

May 7 . 2010

The Battle of the Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in  American history and the June 1876 battle has been equated with the Alamo and other last stands. Nathaniel Philbrick sketches the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union’s greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage in The Last Stand.