AOT #218: Nathaniel Philbrick Podcasts The Last Stand

June 14, 2010 by  
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Nathaniel PhilbrickThe Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Historian Nathaniel Philbrick, the National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea, reads from and discusses his new book The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer’s Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans’ defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo. Throughout his story of this epic battle, Philbrick beautifully evokes the history and geography of the Great Plains with his characteristic grace and sense of drama. The Last Stand is a mesmerizing account of the archetypal story of the American West, one that continues to haunt our collective imagination.

($29.95) Viking ISBN #978-0-670-02172-7. You can visit Nathaniel Philbrick’s official web site as well.

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