Son of the Morning Star: Custer and The Little Big HornRead about the other four books on the list.
by Evan S. Connell
One of the most mythologized and contentious episodes in American History, Custer's Last Stand gets a detailed, engaging treatment here. Connell's fantastic book offers a fascinating history of Plains Indians culture, a welcome dose of military history, and close attention to each of the story's major players.
Son of the Morning Star also appears on Thomas E. Ricks' list of ten books anyone interested in U.S. military history should read.