Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

by Stephen Ambrose
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Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen Ambrose

New York Times bestseller from the author of Band of Brothers: The biography of two fighters forever linked by history and the battle at Little Bighorn.

On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 men of the United States 7th Cavalry rode toward the banks of Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where three thousand Indians stood waiting for battle. The lives of two great warriors would soon be forever linked throughout history: Crazy Horse, leader of the Oglala Sioux, and General George Armstrong Custer. Both were men of aggression and supreme courage. Both became leaders in their societies at very early ages. Both were stripped of power, in disgrace, and worked to earn back the respect of their people. And to both of them, the unspoiled grandeur of the Great Plains of North America was an irresistible challenge. Their parallel lives would pave the way, in a manner unknown to either, for an inevitable clash between two nations fighting for possession of the open prairie.

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ISBN-13: 9781497659254
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 527
Sales rank: 4,461
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are: Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day: June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. He was not only a great author, but also a captivating speaker, with the unique ability to provide insight into the future by employing his profound knowledge of the past.  His stories demonstrate how leaders use trust, friendship, and shared experiences to work together and thrive during conflict and change. His philosophy about keeping an audience engaged is put best in his own words: “As I sit at my computer, or stand at the podium, I think of myself as sitting around the campfire after a day on the trail, telling stories that I hope will have the members of the audience, or the readers, leaning forward just a bit, wanting to know what happens next.” Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans. He was the Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center in New Orleans and the founder of the National D-Day Museum. He was also a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History, a member of the board of directors for American Rivers, and a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council Board. His talents have not gone unnoticed by the film industry. Dr. Ambrose was the historical consultant for Steven Spielberg’s movie Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks purchased the film rights to his books Citizen Soldiers and Band of Brothers to make the thirteen-hour HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He has also participated in numerous national television programs, including ones for the History Channel and National Geographic.

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Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was nice because it filled in a lot of what I din't know about Crazy Horse. A great book for anyone who is interested in these two men.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoed immensly
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More than the unusual analysis
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"This guy was a jerk, and a wuss. Link, you didn't help at all XD alright guys, lets go back to camp!" *he raises his sword, leading everyone back to AC*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*She punches the guy off of her.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks out