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The Last Stand - Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Nathaniel Philbrick

The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea (Winner of the National Book Award) the forthcoming Valiant Ambition (May 2016), sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo. In his tightly structured narrative, Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly sketches the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union's greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage. Philbrick reminds readers that the Battle of the Little Bighorn was also, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations. Increasingly outraged by the government's Indian policies, the Plains tribes allied themselves and held their ground in southern Montana. Within a few years of Little Bighorn, however, all the major tribal leaders would be confined to Indian reservations. Throughout, Philbrick beautifully evokes the history and geography of the Great Plains with his characteristic grace and sense of drama. The Last Stand is a mesmerizing account of the archetypal story of the American West, one that continues to haunt our collective imagination. From the Hardcover edition.

The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea (Winner of the National Book Award) the forthcoming Valiant Ambition (May 2016), sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo. In his tightly structured narrative, Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly sketches the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union's greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage. Philbrick reminds readers that the Battle of the Little Bighorn was also, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations. Increasingly outraged by the government's Indian policies, the Plains tribes allied themselves and held their ground in southern Montana. Within a few years of Little Bighorn, however, all the major tribal leaders would be confined to Indian reservations. Throughout, Philbrick beautifully evokes the history and geography of the Great Plains with his characteristic grace and sense of drama. The Last Stand is a mesmerizing account of the archetypal story of the American West, one that continues to haunt our collective imagination. From the Hardcover edition.
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History

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The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea (Winner of the National Book Award) the forthcoming Valiant Ambition (May 2016), sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo. In his tightly structured narrative, Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly sketches the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union's greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage. Philbrick reminds readers that the Battle of the Little Bighorn was also, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations. Increasingly outraged by the government's Indian policies, the Plains tribes allied themselves and held their ground in southern Montana. Within a few years of Little Bighorn, however, all the major tribal leaders would be confined to Indian reservations. Throughout, Philbrick beautifully evokes the history and geography of the Great Plains with his characteristic grace and sense of drama. The Last Stand is a mesmerizing account of the archetypal story of the American West, one that continues to haunt our collective imagination. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

12h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

11:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

11:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

10:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

11:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

12:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

10:44


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

10:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

11:42