A Terrible Glory

by James Donovan
Category: "U.S. History - Military"
Pages:398
Year of Publication:2008
Date Added:06/08/2015
Date Read:04/01/2016
Notes:Subtitle: Custer and the Little Bighorn

A history of the battle that includes the background of the Sioux war, the individual participants and the aftermath, including the court of inquiry into the behavior of Major Reno.
My Rating: 7

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Review - A Terrible Glory

Well written, if a bit dry. It's strength wasn't in the account of the battle itself but in the background chapters that explained the culture of the Sioux and the causes of the conflict and also the character and history of the army personnel. Donovan obviously believes that, had Reno and Benteen been braver, they could have gone to Custer's aid and probably altered the course of the battle. Of course, nobody can know if this is actually true.
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