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Boots and Saddles

Elizabeth Bacon Custer

Elizabeth Custer has penned an engaging portrait of 1870’s life on a U.S. cavalry post in the Dakotas, just before her husband and his troops met their tragic deaths in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. “Our life,” she writes, “was often as separate from the rest of the world as if we had been living on an island in the ocean.” Her portrait of her husband, General George Armstrong Custer is laudatory-his intellect, his love of dogs (he kept a hunting pack of 40 at the post); but, Boots and Saddles is more than just a memorial. She observes with keen insight, the varied persons, from Indian scouts, to enlisted men, to officer’s wives, who make up the army “family,” on the post. Her sympathetic story about the regimental laundress and midwife, with its sad ending, should take a place in the army’s history of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Elizabeth Custer has penned an engaging portrait of 1870’s life on a U.S. cavalry post in the Dakotas, just before her husband and his troops met their tragic deaths in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. “Our life,” she writes, “was often as separate from the rest of the world as if we had been living on an island in the ocean.” Her portrait of her husband, General George Armstrong Custer is laudatory-his intellect, his love of dogs (he kept a hunting pack of 40 at the post); but, Boots and Saddles is more than just a memorial. She observes with keen insight, the varied persons, from Indian scouts, to enlisted men, to officer’s wives, who make up the army “family,” on the post. Her sympathetic story about the regimental laundress and midwife, with its sad ending, should take a place in the army’s history of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” (Summary by Sue Anderson)
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Genres:

History

Description:

Elizabeth Custer has penned an engaging portrait of 1870’s life on a U.S. cavalry post in the Dakotas, just before her husband and his troops met their tragic deaths in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. “Our life,” she writes, “was often as separate from the rest of the world as if we had been living on an island in the ocean.” Her portrait of her husband, General George Armstrong Custer is laudatory-his intellect, his love of dogs (he kept a hunting pack of 40 at the post); but, Boots and Saddles is more than just a memorial. She observes with keen insight, the varied persons, from Indian scouts, to enlisted men, to officer’s wives, who make up the army “family,” on the post. Her sympathetic story about the regimental laundress and midwife, with its sad ending, should take a place in the army’s history of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:22