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Custer: The Making of a Young General

Edward G. Longacre

Skyhorse Publishing, 2018, $24.80

HARD CHARGING GEORGE CUSTER

REVIEWED BY JERRY D. MORELOCK

Edward G. Longacre takes on one of the most controversial officers in American history—George Armstrong Custer—in Custer: The Making of a Young General. The book does not disappoint.

Disturbed that too many know Custer only for the circumstances of his June 25, 1876, death on a sunbaked Montana hillside, Longacre reminds readers of the triumphant Civil War service of the famed “Boy General.” He has two principal goals: “To identify and correct the myths, misconceptions, and misinterpretations that have distorted readers’ impressions of the soldier and the man;” and “to add depth to the.”

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