In his brother's shadow: the life of Thomas Ward Custer

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Turner Pub. Co.,
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[2002]
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Limited ed.
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English
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Had Tom Custer not been overshadowed by his more famous brother, he might well have become one of the more notable characters and military officers in the American West. Despite winning two Medals of Honor, his legendary feud with Rain-In-The-Face, the shooting scrape with James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok in Hays City and many other exciting incidents. Tom has taken a back seat to George in the minds of readers and has held but marginal interest for historians -- until Now! Author Roy Bird takes us inside a life-long journey of an impassioned love-hate relationship of two brothers whose intense rivalry in hunting, military skills, business and even romance would span from their boyhood farm to their heroic end at the Little Bighorn, where they were, as always, together. Years of painstaking research has yielded more detail of Tom's life and adventures than ever thought possible while at the same time shining new lights into George's as well. Book jacket.
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subject_facet Biographies, Brothers -- United States -- Biography, Custer, George A. -- (George Armstrong), -- 1839-1876 -- Family, Custer, Thomas Ward, -- 1845-1876, Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876, Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories, Soldiers -- United States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories, United States. -- Army. -- Ohio Infantry Regiment, 21st (1861-1865)
title_display In his brother's shadow : the life of Thomas Ward Custer
title_full In his brother's shadow : the life of Thomas Ward Custer / by Roy Bird
title_short In his brother's shadow :
title_sub the life of Thomas Ward Custer
topic_facet Brothers, Campaigns, Custer, George A, Custer, Thomas Ward, Family, History, Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876, Regimental histories, Soldiers