Books

Custer - Battle of Little Bighorn - Related Topics
The following list represents responses received as a result of Associates answering the call for the BEST 25 books on Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Seventeen responses were received with over 170 different titles being tabulated. Because so many titles were presented, the top 25 books have been expanded to 35 books, which are listed below. This list is also available in a printable version (pdf file).
  1. Custer in '76: Walter Camp's Notes on the Custer Fight
    Kenneth M. Hammer; University of Oklahoma Press; New Edition, 1990


  2. Custer’s Luck
    Edgar Irving Stewart: University of Oklahoma Press, New Edition, 1980


  3. The Custer Myth
    William A. Graham; Stackpole Books; New Edition, 2000


  4. Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier
    Robert M. Utley; University of Oklahoma Press; Revised Edition, 2001


  5. Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876
    John Stephens Gray; University of Oklahoma Press, 1988

  6. Custer's Last Campaign: Mitch Boyer and the Little Bighorn Reconstructed
    John S. Gray; University of Nebraska Press, 1993


  7. Archaeology, History, and Custer's Last Battle: The Little Big Horn Reexamined
    Richard A. Fox; University of Oklahoma Press, 1997


  8. Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer's Defeat
    Gregory F. Michno; Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1997


  9. Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer
    Louise Barnett; Bison Books, 2006


  10. The Custer Story:
    The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth

    Marguerite Merington; University of Nebraska Press, 1987


  11. Vanishing Victory: Custer's Final March (Battle of the Little Big Horn)
    Bruce R. Liddic; Upton & Sons, 2004


  12. "Boots and Saddles" Or, Life in Dakota With General Custer
    Elizabeth B. Custer; University of Oklahoma Press; New Edition, 1961


  13. Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer
    Gregory J. W. Urwin; Book Sales; New Edition, 1996


  14. Following the Guidon
    Elizabeth B. Custer; Digital Scanning, 2002


  15. Legend Into History and Did Custer Disobey Orders At The Battle Of The Little Big Horn?
    Charles Kuhlman; Stackpole Books; Combined Edition, 1994


  16. My Life On The Plains
    George Armstrong Custer; Citadel, 1998

  17. The Arikara Narrative of Custer's Campaign and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
    Orin Grant Libby; University of Oklahoma Press, 1998


  18. The Custer Album: A Pictorial Biography of General George A. Custer
    Lawrence A. Frost; University of Oklahoma Press, 1990

  19. Indian Views Of The Custer Fight: A Source Book
    Richard G. Hardorff; University of Oklahoma Press, 2005

  20. Little Big Horn Diary
    James Willert; Upton Books; Updated Edition, 1997

  21. A Complete Life of General George A. Custer, Volume 2: From Appomattox to the Little Big Horn Frederick Whittaker; University of Nebraska Press, 1993

  22. A Sad and Terrible Blunder: Generals Terry and Custer at the Little Big Horn-New Discoveries. Roger Darling; Potomac-Western Press, 1990

  23. Custer
    Jeffry D. Wert; Simon & Schuster; 1st Touchstone Edition, 1997

  24. Custer’s Last Fight: The Battle of the Little Big Horn
    David C. Evans; Upton & Sons; 1st Edition, 1999

  25. General Custer's Libbie
    Lawrence A. Frost; Superior Publishing Company; 1st Edition, 1976

  26. I Fought With Custer: The Story of Sergeant Windolph, Last Survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Charles Windolph; Bison Books, 1987

  27. Kick the Dead Lion: A Casebook Of The Custer Battle
    Charles du Bois; Upton & Sons, 1987

  28. Lakota Recollections of the Custer Fight: New Sources of Indian-Military History
    Richard G. Hardorff; University of Nebraska Press, 1997

  29. Portrait of a General, George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn
    W. Donald Horn; Don Horn Publications, 1998

  30. Sacrificial Lion: George Armstrong Custer
    Brice C. Custer; Upton & Sons, 1999

  31. Son of the Morning Star
    Evan S. Connell; BBS Publishing Corporation, 1998

  32. Tenting On The Plains: With General Custer from the Potomac to the Western Frontier.
    Elizabeth B. Custer; Narrative Press, 2003

  33. The Custer Reader
    Paul Andrew Hutton; University of Nebraska Press, 1992

  34. The Reno Court of Inquiry: Abstract of the Official Record of Proceedings
    William A. Graham; Stackpole Books, 1995

  35. To Hell With Honor: Custer and the Little Big Horn
    Larry Sklenar; University of Oklahoma Press, 2003

NOTE: Books 21-35 were in a virtual tie; therefore, they are listed alphabetically.



Custer Horses
Comanche: The Horse That Survived The Custer Massacre
Anthony A. Amaral; Westernlore Press, 1961

Comanche
Barron Brown; Amereon Ltd, 1999

Custer's Horses
Gary Paul Johnson, James Fischer and Harold Geer; Wolfe Publishing Company, Date Unknown

General Custer's Thoroughbreds
Lawrence A. Frost; J.M. Carroll & Company, 1986

Horse Latitudes: Last Stand for the Wild Horse in the American West
Deanne Stillman; Houghton Mifflin, 2008





Plains Indians
The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Ways of Life Vol 2
George Bird Grinnell, Elizabeth C. Grinnell, J. E. Tuell; University of Nebraska Press, 1972

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life
Kingsley M. Bray; University of Oklahoma Press, 2006

Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas
Mari Sandoz; University of Nebraska Press, 50th Anniversary Edition, 1992

The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History
Joseph M. Marshall III; Viking Adult, 2007

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars: Western Battles and Skirmishes, 1850-1890
Gregory F. Michno; Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2003

The Fighting Cheyennes
George Bird Grinnell; University of Oklahoma Press, 1956

Gall: Lakota War Chief
Robert W. Larson; University of Oklahoma Press, 2007

I Am Looking to the North for My Life--Sitting Bull, 1876-1881
Joseph Manzione; University of Utah Press, 1994

To Kill an Eagle: Indian Views on the Last Days of Crazy Horse
Edward Kadlecek and Mabell Kadlecek; Johnson Books, 1981

The Lance and The Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull
Robert M. Utley; Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1993

Lakota and Cheyenne: Indian Views of the Great Souix War, 1876-1877
Jerome A. Green; University of Oklahoma Press, 1994

Lakota Society
James R. Walker; University of Nebraska Press, 1982

Little Bighorn Remembered: The Untold Indian Story of Custer's Last Stand
Herman J. Viola; Times Books, 1999

Sitting Bull: Champion of the Sioux
Stanley Vestal; University of Oklahoma Press, 1957

Warpath: The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull
Stanley Vestal; University of Nebraska Press, 1984

White-Man-Runs-Him: Crow Scout with Custer
Dennis W. Harcey & Brian R. Croone with Joe Medicine Crow; Evanston Publishing, Inc., 1995

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