HARVEST OF BARREN REGRETS - THE MILITARY CAREER OF FREDERICK WILLIAM BENTEEN 1834-1898

Mills, Charles K.

ISBN 10: 0870621602 / ISBN 13: 9780870621604
Verlag: Arthur C. Clark Company, Glendale, 1985
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
Verkäufer Warren Berry (Ashville, NY, USA)

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"Frontier Military Series XII." Hardcover, in blue cloth. 432 pages with index. Appendices, bibliography, notes. Illustrated. Fine copy in fine, unprinted dustjacket. Benteen served during the Civil War, with Custer, etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002928

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Titel: HARVEST OF BARREN REGRETS - THE MILITARY ...

Verlag: Arthur C. Clark Company, Glendale

Erscheinungsdatum: 1985

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

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Frederick William Benteen (1834–98) was a military officer during the Civil War and the Black Hills War against the Lakotas and the Northern Cheyennes. He was in command of a battalion at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and some say that his controversial actions during the battle may have contributed to Custer’s disastrous defeat.
In Harvest of Barren Regrets, Charles K. Mills explores Benteen’s complex personality and life as a career army man during one of the most violent and compelling periods in U.S. military history. He views Benteen as misjudged by history, a man forced to shoulder much of the blame for events far beyond his influence or control. As Mills says at the end of this wonderful biography, “There are no monuments to Frederick William Benteen today. He remains as he lived: a rather obscure supporting actor who appeared briefly on center stage in a well-known American history drama and then quietly faded away. It was his misfortune to live largely unknown and to die largely misunderstood.”

About the Author:

Charles K. Mills is a historian and the author of the novel A Mighty Afternoon. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. James Donovan is the author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—the Last Great Battle of the American West and Custer and the Little Bighorn, both main selections of the Military Book Club.

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