"The Custer Myth", Col. W.A. Graham, 1st Edition

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 The Custer Myth , Col. W.A. Graham, 1st Edition
Featured in this lot is this 1953 First Edition of “The Custer Myth” by Colonel W. A. Graham USA retired. This book is a much-needed reference work that presents original source material without the bias of interpretations and misconstructions. This classic study will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for every Custer researcher, student, and enthusiast. This book includes important items of Custeriana and a complete and comprehensive bibliography by Fred Dustin. Contains the interviews with the Crow Scouts, information from the Crows, the Arikara, the Sioux, the Cheyenne, and the Arapahoes. Contains statements and letters by scouts and other nonmilitary participants; the Benteen-Goldin letter; Custer’s Last Battle,” the 1892 Century Magazine article by General Edward S. Godfrey; General Winfield Scott Edgerly’s 1881 statement about the battle; military and literary records of Theodore W. Goldin, survivor of and recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions taken during the Battle of Little Big Horn. The front and back-end papers show a full color printing of a painting by Gayle P. Hoskins. Working from a clay model of the battlefield with a U.S.G.S. contour map and a troop movement map, this is a unique view of the battle. One of the interesting things brought to light in this book is how the U.S. Cavalry companies rode horses of matching colors. Illustrated with 65 black & white photographs, 22 drawings, 10 maps, including Philo Clark’s 1877 battlefield survey. This green and blue clothbound hardcover book is in very nice condition, minimal scuffing noted to cover edges. Intact pages are clean with very slight age tanning noted. No other obvious marring noted, paper dust jacket exhibits slight fraying of edges. Measures 7.5"W x 10.5"L x 1"D