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The Resource Custer and me : a historian's memoir, Robert M. Utley

Custer and me : a historian's memoir, Robert M. Utley

Label
Custer and me : a historian's memoir
Title
Custer and me
Title remainder
a historian's memoir
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Utley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For scholars and western history enthusiasts, Robert M. Utley needs no introduction. Others know his face and distinctive voice from nearly one hundred documentaries on the History Channel and A&E television. In Custer and Me this renowned historian and expert on historic preservation turns his talents to his own life and career. Utley traces his lifelong fascination with George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn to an afternoon at the movies in January 1942 when he saw Errol Flynn's portrayal of the "Boy General" in They Died with Their Boots On. But it was a visit to the Custer Battlefield National Monument in Montana in summer 1946 that put Utley's life on a new course. He returned for the following six summers to don the National Park Service gray-and-green uniform and to tell park visitors the story of Custer. Thus began Utley's remarkable career as historian and National Park Service Administrator. Through lively personal narrative, Utley offers an insider's view of Park Service workings and problems, both at regional and national levels, during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations. Utley also details the birth of the Western History Association, early national historic-preservation programs, and the many clashes over "symbolic possession" of what is now the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Readers will see how a teenager smitten with Custermania came as an adult to appreciate the full complexity of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and its interpretation and to research and write narrative histories of the American West that have appealed to popular audiences from the scholarly and writing communities -- Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.8/2/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.U85
LC item number
A3 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Custer and me : a historian's memoir, Robert M. Utley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-242) and index
Control code
54758862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780806136387
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004046035
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Signed by author. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Custer and me : a historian's memoir, Robert M. Utley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-242) and index
Control code
54758862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780806136387
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004046035
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Signed by author. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations

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