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Book Review on Custer and the Great Controversy by Robert MUtley The controversy of General Custer and the actions that culminated his fate and almost three hundred men under his command has long been discussed and debated by many historians as well as important military officials all trying to conclude what happened at the Battle of Little Bighorn There have been countless myths and legends of what occurred on that fateful day in American history but there has yet to be a solid right answer This answer is difficult to conclude for one reason there were no survivors of the battle from Custers troops This led to the many different sides of story that were mostly fabricated by newspapers and authors to sell their papers and books without much care towards the accuracy of the battle and it events The book Custer and The Great Controversy trys to put into context the developing situations prior to and after the battle to get to the roots of these legends and myths to try and make sense of them The authors goal is not to come to a conclusion and a theory of his own but to disregard the myths and legends of the past and in doing so shed some light on the controversy for people who may have thought otherwise The author achieves this goal in a unique way by writing chronologically but at the same time writes about the major events of the developing controversy sometimes overlapping in years but making smooth connections between similar the events First the author starts out by giving a background of The Battle of Little Bighorn Describing the main characters of the battle and the events leading up to the battle and then finally the battle itself in a broad context Doing this gives the reader a foundation of what lies ahead in the book Secondly the author describes the role of the press and its impact after
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