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Riassunto: 'The whites want war and we will give it to them' - Sitting Bull. This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence. Two legendary figures dominate the events: George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull. No longer the fresh-faced 'Boy-General' of the Civil War, Custer was now mired in financial, professional and political problems. A clear and just cause had been replaced by ambiguity and frustration - by ill-fated efforts at peace treaties, treachery and compromises on both sides. Forced to take to the plains to feed themselves, and increasingly outraged by the government's policies towards them, the Sioux and Cheyenne became infused with a new sense of collective identity and purpose. Between six and eight thousand people came together in the largest ever gathering of Native Americans. If the government should be foolish enough to pursue them, they would stand and fight. Sitting Bull was in his mid-forties, his charisma and political savvy had enabled him to emerge as their leader. A vision he received during a Sun Dance - of soldiers falling from the sky - was widely understood to presage a great victory. Nathaniel Philbrick brings vividly to life all those involved - from the Oglala Sioux warrior Crazy Horse and Major Marcus Reno who led the first attack, to Libby Custer waiting with the other army wives at Fort Lincoln. He evokes too the history, geography and haunting beauty of the Great Plains and provides the finest account to date of what happened there - and why - at the end of June 1876.
L'autore: Nathaniel Philbrick is an historian and broadcaster whose books include In the Heart of the Sea and "Mayflower". He is the founding director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies on Nantucket Island, and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association.
Titolo: The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the...
Casa editrice: Bodley Head
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
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Descrizione libro Bodley Head, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. A slight tan to the page edges. Water mark on the dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005729431
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Descrizione libro The Bodley Head, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and The Battle of The Little Big Horn by Nathaniel Philbrick. 2010. Hardback. UK first edition, fourth printing. Jacket in good condition, bumped to all edges especially along top of edge. Small tear to rear at edge of spine. Heavy book which may require extra postage. Bookseller Inventory #HFB001832. Codice libro della libreria 001832
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