New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2015.
xxi, 582 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Rise 1839-1865. The accused ; The observer
The protege ; The prodigy ; The women ; The general ; The hero ; The victor
Fall 1865-1876. The executioner ; The politician ; The fallen ; The Indian killer ; The financier ; The writer ; The enemy ; The accuser.
"In this magisterial biography, T. J. 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 (he was court-martialed twice in six years)."--Amazon.com