First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, 394 pp., frontis., acknowledgment, illustrated, plates, portraits, maps, bibliography, index. A history of the life of Custer through and inclusive of the battle at the Little Big Horn. Luther High Spot 2 says "This book was written during the era when debunking was popular and pictures Custer in as unfavorable a light as possible in all situations. Van de Water writes in a bold and vigorous style. The contents so enraged General Hugh S. Johnson sufficiently to draw forth such comments as 'Adverse advocacy,' 'mere muckraking,' 'sounds like the musings of a daisy-crunching doughboy." Endpapers replaced, else a very good, tight copy in internally reinforced dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, corners and extremities. LUTHER HIGH SPOT 2. HOWES V27. JENNEWEIN 52. RADER 3520.
Inventory Number: 28812