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By James Donovan

ISBN-10: 0316067474

ISBN-13: 9780316067478

In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river known as "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 males less than his direct command have been annihilated by means of approximately 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss prompted an uproar, and public figures pointed hands that allows you to steer clear of accountability. Custer, who was once comfortably lifeless, took the brunt of the blame.

The fact, although, was once way more complicated. A negative GLORY is the 1st ebook to narrate the complete tale of this eternally attention-grabbing conflict, and the 1st to name upon all of the very important new forensic learn of the prior area century. it's also the 1st e-book to deliver to mild the main points of the military cover-up--and get to the bottom of one of many maximum mysteries in US army historical past.

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