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Encore Booknotes: Louise Barnett, "Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer"

Louise Barnett

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Louise Barnett appeared on Booknotes in 1996 to talk about the military and private life of General George Custer.  In her book, Prof. Barnett depicts a man who never adjusted to life after his success in leading volunteers in the Civil War and examines how the Battle of the Little Bighorn created him as both a mythic hero and villain. 

About the Authors

Louise Barnett

Loise Barnett is a Professor of English at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She specializes in nineteenth-century American culture and eighteenth-century literature.
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Encore Booknotes: Louise Barnett, "Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer"

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  • Saturday, March 31st at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 29th at 7pm (ET)
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