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Title:
The river and the horsemen : a novel of the Little Bighorn
Author:
Skimin, Robert.
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Publication Information:
New York : Herodias, 1999.
Physical Description:
364 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781928746003
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Book

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Dramatizes the personal and historical events that led to the clash between General George Armstrong Custer and Chief Sitting Bull at the Little Bighorn.


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Library Journal Review

Since most people already know what happened at the Little Big Horn, anyone writing a fictional account of the famous battle must do more than recount the details of Custer's last stand. By bold invention and skillful adaptation of the diverse threads of legend, lore, and history, Skimin (Ulysses S. Grant: A Novel) has woven a surprisingly unified account of events leading up to the climactic battle. The story is virtually plotless; Skimin spends the bulk of the book developing individual charactersÄCuster; his wife, Libbie; Sitting Bull; and Crazy HorseÄadding flesh and blood, frailties and foibles to familiar names and making three-dimensional historical figures most of us only know from school textbooks. Bound to be popular with fans of historical fiction; recommended for public libraries.ÄA.J. Anderson, GSLIS, Simmons Coll., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.