More than just a history book, Custer: The Making of a Young General is a study of Custer's formative years, his character and personality; his attitudes toward leadership; his tactical preferences, especially for the mounted charge; his trademark brashness and fearlessness; his relations with his subordinates; and his attitudes toward the enemy with whom he clashed repeatedly in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Custer goes into greater depth and detail than any other study of Custer's Civil War career, while firmly refuting many of the myths and misconceptions regarding his personal life and military service. Fascinating and insightful, it belongs on the shelf of every history buff.
SubtitleThe Making of a Young General
AuthorBy Edward G. Longacre
Published5 June 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
Edward G. Longacre is the award-winning author of numerous books on the Civil War, including The Cavalry at Gettysburg, Lincoln's Cavalrymen, and Custer and His Wolverines. His books have garnered numerous awards, including the Fletcher Pratt Award, the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award, and the James Robertson Literary Prize for Confederate History. He lives in Newport News, Virginia.