Glorious war: the civil war adventures of George Armstrong Custer

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
Description

Glorious War , the thrilling and definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer's Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant young officer into the national spotlight in the midst of the country's darkest hours. From West Point to the daring military actions that propelled him to the rank of general at age twenty-three to his unlikely romance with Libbie Bacon, Custer's exploits are the stuff of legend.

Always leading his men from the front with a personal courage seldom seen before or since, he was a key part of nearly every major engagement in the east. Not only did Custer capture the first battle flag taken by the Union Army and receive the white flag of surrender at Appomattox, but his field generalship at Gettysburg against Confederate cavalry General Jeb Stuart had historic implications in changing the course of that pivotal battle.

For decades, historians have looked at Custer strictly through the lens of his death on the frontier, his last stand, casting him as a failure. While some may say that the events that took place at the Little Big Horn are illustrative of America's bloody westward expansion, they have in the process unjustly eclipsed Custer's otherwise extraordinarily life and outstanding career and fall far short of encompassing his incredible service to his country. This biography of thundering cannons, pounding hooves, and stunning successes tells the true story of the origins of one of history's most dynamic and misunderstood figures. Award-winning historian Thom Hatch reexamines Custer's early career to rebalance the scales and show why Custer's epic fall could never have happened without the spectacular rise that made him an American legend.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781250028501
9781452698458
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b715b55c-721c-50db-92df-b28e205e2189
Grouping Title glorious war the civil war adventures of george armstrong custer
Grouping Author hatch thom
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-22 04:01:12AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-21 04:30:41AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Lewis, James C.
author Hatch, Thom, 1946-
author2-role Lewis, James C., hoopla digital.
author_display Hatch, Thom
available_at_boulder Boulder Main Library
detailed_location_boulder Boulder Main Adult NonFiction, Online Hoopla Collection
display_description Glorious War, the thrilling and definitive biography of George Armstrong Custer's Civil War years, is nothing short of a heart-pounding cavalry charge through the battlefield heroics that thrust the gallant young officer into the national spotlight in the midst of the country's darkest hours. From West Point to the daring actions that propelled him to the rank of general at age twenty-three to his unlikely romance with Libbie Bacon, Custer's exploits are the stuff of legend. Always leading his men from the front with a personal courage seldom seen before or since, he was a key part of nearly every major engagement in the east. Not only did Custer capture the first battle flag taken by the Union and receive the white flag of surrender at Appomattox, but his field generalship at Gettysburg against Confederate cavalry General Jeb Stuart had historic implications in changing the course of that pivotal battle. For decades, historians have looked at Custer strictly through the lens of his death on the frontier, casting him as a failure. While some may say that the events that took place at the Little Bighorn are illustrative of America's bloody westward expansion, they have in the process unjustly eclipsed Custer's otherwise extraordinarily life and outstanding career and fall far short of encompassing his incredible service to his country. This biography of thundering cannons, pounding hooves, and stunning successes tells the true story of the origins of one of history's most dynamic and misunderstood figures. Award-winning historian Thom Hatch reexamines Custer's early career to rebalance the scales and show why Custer's epic fall could never have happened without the spectacular rise that made him an American legend.
format_boulder Book, eAudiobook
format_category_boulder Audio Books, Books, eBook
id b715b55c-721c-50db-92df-b28e205e2189
isbn 9781250028501, 9781452698458
item_details hoopla:MWT11412031||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11412031||Available Online||||, ils:.b21380120|.i25830247|Boulder Main Adult NonFiction|973.82092 Custer|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 26, 2017|bmnfa||
itype_boulder , hardcover book
last_indexed 2019-02-21T11:30:41.716Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_boulder 973.82092 Custer
owning_library_boulder Boulder Public Library
owning_location_boulder Boulder Main Library
primary_isbn 9781250028501
publishDate 2013
record_details hoopla:MWT11412031|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2013.|1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 37 min.)) : digital., ils:.b21380120|Book|Books|First edition.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2013.|viii, 366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_boulder
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b21380120 .i25830247 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 70, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20
hoopla:MWT11412031 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Custer, George A. -- (George Armstrong), -- 1839-1876, Generals -- United States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations, United States. -- Army -- Biography
title_display Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer
title_full Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer / Thom Hatch, Glorious war : the civil war adventures of George Armstrong Custer [electronic resource] / Thom Hatch
title_short Glorious war :
title_sub the civil war adventures of George Armstrong Custer
topic_facet Campaigns, Cavalry operations, Custer, George A, Generals, History