Custer: Frederick Whittaker's Complete Life of General George A. Custer


Major General of Volunteers, Brevet Major General U.S. Army and Lieutenant-Colonel Seventh U.S. Cavalry

First published in 1876, it was written from the contemporary perspective of Frederick Whittaker, an author who was well-known for his dime novels about swashbuckling adventurers, and who greatly admired Custer. In a new introduction, the editor discusses Custer, both man and myth, as well as his symbolic importance today. He traces the development of the public perception of Custer as a hero and as a villain, and eventually as a Civil War and Western hero, worthy of honor, but with all the faults and frailties of any human being.

Don Heinrich Tolzmann

(1876), 1993, 5½x8½, paper, index, 648 pp.

ISBN: 9781556138607