AOT #509: T.J. Stiles Podcasts Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

January 6, 2016 by  
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T.J. StilesCuster’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner T. J. Stiles discusses Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. In this magisterial biography, Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military. The book casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure, a man both widely known and little understood.

($30.00) Knopf ISBN # 9780307592644. You can visit T.J. Stiles‘s official web site as well.

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