The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth

By: Custer, General George A.; Custer, Elizabeth; Merington, Marguerite

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1st printing. Very light general wear. 1987 Trade Paperback. xii, 339 pp. During separations enforced by the military, Lieutenant General George A. Custer and his wife, Elizabeth, corresponded about the Civil War, the perils of frontier life, and the chain of events that would lead to his tragic death at the Little Big Horn in Montana Territory. Their letters reveal the nuances of personal and political loyalties rarely expressed by historians and novelists. And they reveal a devotion rare among wartime marriages. He was her Autie, her Darling Boy, and she was his Libbie, his Darling Sunbeam. When Elizabeth Custer died in 1933, after fifty-seven years of widowhood, she left behind these treasured letters. Her friend and literary executor, Marguerite Merington, edited them, adding related materials and a thread of narrative reaching from Custer's birth on an Ohio farm to the final fury at the Little Big Horn. Keywords: MARGUERITE MERINGTON GENERAL GEORGE ELIZABETH CUSTER STORY LIFE INTIMATE LETTERS BIOGRAPHY MILITARY CIVIL WAR AMERICAN HISTORY

Title: The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth

Author: Custer, General George A.; Custer, Elizabeth; Merington, Marguerite

Categories: Essays & Letters, Military, American Civil War,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1987

ISBN Number: 0803281382

ISBN Number 13: 9780803281387

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2204369