Friday, January 1, 2010

Five books on the wild west

From the Barnes & Noble Review list of five books on the wild west:
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and The Little Big Horn
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.
Read about the other four books on the list.

Son of the Morning Star also appears on Thomas E. Ricks' list of ten books anyone interested in U.S. military history should read.

--Marshal Zeringue