'General George Armstrong Custer was a brave, ambitious, stupid cavalryman. Bravely, ambitiously and stupidly he rode with under 70 troopers into the greatest war party the Indians ever assembled in North America, mustering some 20,000 braves. He and his band were wiped out. Evan S. Connell is a novelist and he has brought a novelist's audacity to the construction of "Son of The Morning Star", a civilized and compassionate history. This is a magnificent book' - "Financial Times". 'Custer's Last Stand' is amongst the most enduring events in American history - more than a hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as 'one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers', wrote what continues to be the most reliable - and compulsively readable - account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his research and novelist's eye for story and detail to recreate the heroism, foolishness and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.
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Evan S. Connell, long recognised as one of the most important American literary voices, is the author of seventeen books, including Mrs. Bridge, Mr. Bridge, Deus lo Volt: A Chronicle of the Crusades and El Dorado & Other Pursuits (both available in Pimlico). He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Review :
"Impressive in its massive presentation of information . . . "Son of the Morning Star "makes good reading--its prose is elegant, its tone the voice of dry wit, its meandering narrative skillfully crafted. Mr. Connell is above all a storyteller, and the story he tells is vastly more complicated than who did what to whom on June 25, 1876."--Page Stenger, "The New York Times Book Review" ""Son of the Morning Star" leaves the reader astonished."--"The Washington Post" "A scintillating book, thoroughly researched and brilliantly constructed."--"The Wall Street Journal "
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Description du livre Gardners Books January 1999, 1999. Trade. État : Very Good - Cash. Unmarked text and secure binding. General wear and rubbing to the surface, edges, corners and ends. N° de réf. du libraire 365444
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Description du livre Pimlico, 1999. Soft cover. État : Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. p/b 441 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear. Custers last stand is among the most enduring events in American History - more than a hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. N° de réf. du libraire 031697