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Book Review: 'The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn' by Nathaniel Philbrick
Book Review: 'The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn' by Nathaniel Philbrick

Massachusetts-based author sifts through history for a closer look at the massacre of U.S. Army troops with Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Bighorn The Last Stand Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn Nathaniel Philbrick Viking: 466 pp., $30 For many young and impressionable readers in the 1960s, there was an incisive and hilarious book, Thomas Berger's "Little Big Man," that did more than any other to replace the outdated narrative of the Old West as a contest between cowboys (good guys) and Indians (bad guys) with a reversal of roles, portraying European Americans as swashbuckling clods who committed genocide on the good-hearted...

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