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Frederick Whittaker, A Complete Life of Gen. George A Custer

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Frederick Whittaker’s A Complete Life of Gen. George A. Custer is the first biography of the man.

This title did much to help create the mythology of Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Writing in the wake of Custer’s Last Battle, Whittaker portrays Custer and his lieutenants as flawless and heroic. The Custer of legend has its source in this biography. Libbie Custer then picked up the ball and ran with it in her adoring reminiscences.

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Whittaker, Frederick. A COMPLETE LIFE OF GEN. GEORGE A. CUSTER. NY: (1876). 1st Ed., 648p., ft., illus., plates, maps, (Custer High Spot 1)