An Autobiography of General Custer
- Narrated by: Jeff Talbott
- Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-03-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Custer's writings obviously end before the Battle of Little Bighorn, and editor Stephen Brennan wisely chooses to include an 1880s newspaper interview with Sitting Bull, offering a different take on the battle that listeners will find illuminating.
Custer’s narration takes us from just after the Civil War, when, having gained a reputation as a bold and inventive leader of the cavalry, Custer was given command of an expedition to help subjugate the Native Peoples of the Great Plains and to force them onto reservations. His story touches on his own court martial and subsequent reinstatement to command. It ends shortly before he embarks upon the campaign that would eventually lead to the Battle of the Little Bighorn and “Custer’s Last Stand.” As Custer was unable to write about his most famous battle, the Autobiography concludes with an 1880s newspaper account of an interview with Sitting Bull himself after his escape to Canada, in which the great Chief looks back on the battle and offers his own point of view.
In the evenings, on post and during his various leaves, Custer would sit at the dining room table with his beloved wife, Libby, and together they would compose the various stories of his exploits that would eventually become the book My Life on the Plains, which was a best-seller in its time, and from which this autobiography is largely taken.
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By Mr. Philip Thomson on 28-07-16
just saw this had no reviews, so i thought i better write one, as it was really good. i had heard about Mr Custer before. some crazy prideful native hating cowboy. but this book gave a wonderful insight in to a man who was a great man, even admired by the natives. with a interview with a native about Mr Custer at the end. in fact the natives respected Custer so much they didn't even scalp him.
it does get a bit repetitive at the end, but i just coundnt put this one down.
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