Crazy Horse and Custer by Stephen E. Ambrose
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As an avid historian and a fan of Stephen Ambrose’s work, I was intrigued by this book – showing the parallel lives of George Custer and Crazy Horse. Two very different men, who were fated to face each other.
Ambrose shows insight into both men, he shared the lives they lived and then how they died. Custer is famous for his death, more than his life, while Crazy Horse is famous for his last stand, but few remember how he died.
I knew some of the myths and stories around ‘Little Big Horn’ but I hadn’t known about the world around it, and the factors that led to that very moment. I had no idea how devoted Custer was to his wife, Libby, nor anything about Crazy Horse’s own love for a woman he could never have.
The book brought to life these men, that made me see their world differently.
If you want to learn beyond the myth of Custer, Crazy Horse, and the Indian Wars – this is the book to read.