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“The best narrative history of the Alamo since Walter Lord's 1961 classic, A Time to Stand.” 
—The Wall Street Journal 

“Stirring . . . combines strong narrative chops with exhaustive research.” 
—USA Today

“Surely the best account to date . . . Donovan combines the vital blend of authoritative scholarship with the vivid writing necessary to make an oft-told tale seem fresh.” 
—William C. Davis, Military History Quarterly
 
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ALSO BY JAMES DONOVAN

“History at its best.” Army Magazine


In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by nearly 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss caused an uproar, and public figures pointed fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.


The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the vital new forensic research of the past quarter century. It is also the first book to bring to light the details of the army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in US military history.