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The Resource Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch

Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch

Label
Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer
Title
Glorious war
Title remainder
the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer
Statement of responsibility
Thom Hatch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From George Armstrong Custer's graduation from West Point to the daring cavalry charges that propelled him to the rank of General and national fame at age twenty-three to an unlikely romance with his eventual wife 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, casting him as a failure. While the events that took place at the Little Big Horn are illustrative of America's bloody westward expansion, they have unjustly eclipsed Custer's otherwise extraordinarily life and outstanding career. This biography of thundering cannons, pounding hooves, and stunning successes tells the story 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hatch, Thom
Dewey number
  • 973.8/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.C99
LC item number
H39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Custer, George A.
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • Custer, George A.
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Cavalry
  • United States
Label
Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/501/9781250028501/image/lgcover.9781250028501.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
West Point cadet -- Rumors of war -- Bull Run -- The cavalry charge -- Balloons and battle flags -- Aide-de-camp -- Libbie -- Pleasonton's pet -- Brandy Station -- Boy General -- East of Gettysburg -- Custer vs. Stuart -- Withdrawal and pursuit -- Evasion -- Culpeper -- The Bristoe Campaign -- Marriage -- The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid -- Change of command -- Jeb Stuart -- Trevilian Station -- The Shenandoah -- Five Forks -- Appomattox
Control code
1443491
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250028501
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1443491
  • (Sirsi) 1443491
  • (OCoLC)827256480
Label
Glorious war : the Civil War adventures of George Armstrong Custer, Thom Hatch
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/501/9781250028501/image/lgcover.9781250028501.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
West Point cadet -- Rumors of war -- Bull Run -- The cavalry charge -- Balloons and battle flags -- Aide-de-camp -- Libbie -- Pleasonton's pet -- Brandy Station -- Boy General -- East of Gettysburg -- Custer vs. Stuart -- Withdrawal and pursuit -- Evasion -- Culpeper -- The Bristoe Campaign -- Marriage -- The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid -- Change of command -- Jeb Stuart -- Trevilian Station -- The Shenandoah -- Five Forks -- Appomattox
Control code
1443491
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250028501
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013024013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1443491
  • (Sirsi) 1443491
  • (OCoLC)827256480

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