About the Program
On June 25, 1875, Gen. George Armstrong Custer and his entire command were killed by Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors at Little Bighorn in Montana. During this Booknotes from 1996, Louise Barnett, author of "Touched By Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer," traces Custer's story from his days at West Point to his last stand at the Little Bighorn.
Louise Barnett, professor of English at Rutgers University, is the author of "Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer." Her books include "Ungentlemanly Acts: The Army's Notorious Incest Trial," "Swift's Poetic Worlds" and "Authority and Speech: Language, Society, and Self in the American Novel."
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