New York: Vantage Press, 1996.
First Edition. Trade Paperback. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #9557
Front cover creased and curl, light sun, otherwise light wear. Solid trade paperback. ; What actually happened during the Battle of the Little Big Horn? Pennington offers "different views on what may have happened on that fateful day, composed by reviewing testimonies of Custer's route, tactics, and character." Pennington suggests that both Reno and Benteen lied about facts and chronology to protect themselves from possible court martial and ignominy. His analysis of Custer's actions and native american accounts leads him to postulate that Custer was severely wounded during an attack at the ford crossing, which led to panic and the rout of his command. ; 238 pages.