Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Did you watch the movie "Night at the Museum 2" and think they were exaggerating the Custer part to be funny?  After reading Larry McMurtry's Custer on adobe reader, I have to say, I kept thinking of that movie the entire time.  McMurtry is a wonderful writer.  He is colorful, not-too-detailed, and he is funny.  Who knew history good be so amusing?  And remember, I am talking about a slaughter, so that says alot. 
McMurty starts at the beginning of Custer's career and works his way to the end, even past it, including his wife's mission to save his reputation.  He includes general history of the time, the Indians, and war tactics of the time.  It isn't told like "this happened and than this happened and than this happened."  He tells it more like a narration.  The book also includes a lot of illustrations and pictures.  It is a short book and perfect for someone who would like to learn more about history with as little effort as possible.  Highly recommended.
I received this digital book for free from "www.edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com.

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