Little Bighorn

A Novel

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About The Book

As a favor to the beautiful actress Mary Deschenes, Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer hires her eighteen-year-old son Allen Winslow as an aide for his 1876 campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne. Traveling west against his will, Allen finds himself in the company of Addie Grace Lord, sixteen, sister of one of Custer's regimental surgeons. The two fall in love, and it is with foreboding that Addie Grace watches Allen and her brother George ride out with Custer's Seventh Cavalry. Weeks later in Montana, hundreds of miles to the west, the Seventh brings its quarry to bay beside the river called the Little Bighorn.

Beautifully written and filled with unforgettable characters, Little Bighorn brings to life the American West and its heartbreaking history, brilliantly portraying the flawed and tormented Custer.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Arcade (June 3, 2014)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628724097

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Raves and Reviews

"Little Bighorn is an American masterwork of the ultimate triumph of love and redemption during the so-called "Indian Wars," surely one of the most detestable eras in all of America's history. Hough is relentlessly truthful, unfailingly entertaining, and transcendently generous." -- Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of Where the Rivers Flow North, Disappearances, Northern Borders, and others

"Little Bighorn is every bit as remarkable as Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. The characters are vivid, the tension palpable, and the dialogue unfeigned. John Hough Jr. is one the great American novelists alongside Cormac McCarthy and Jonathan Franzen." --Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of The Jury Master, Damage Control, and others

"John Hough's last book, Seen the Glory, was one of the best Civil War novels I've ever read. Now in Little Bighorn he's turned his superb storytelling talents to the epic story of Custer and the Little Bighorn. I read the last hundred pages in one page-turning and finger-burning frenzy, then put the book down and reluctantly returned to our modern world, sorry there wasn't more to read." --James Donovan, author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn and The Blood of Heroes

"Little Bighorn is a potent blend of research and imagination. John Hough has forever changed my view of George Armstrong Custer in this stellar, riveting novel."--Ron Rash, award-winning author of The Cove and Serena

"John Hough's Little Bighorn is great entertainment and a fresh look at the infamous battle at Little Bighorn. It's well known that there were no survivors at Custer's part of the battlefield. Allen Winslow and his blithe companions are an engaging lot, and it's sad to know that they are riding to their doom. However, Allen is a fictional character, so can he survive somehow to return to his beloved Addie? Read Little Bighorn to satisfy that bit of suspense, for a breathtaking description of Custer's final hours, or as a fine piece of historical fiction, but read it."--Historical Novel Society

"Little Bighorn is an American masterwork of the ultimate triumph of love and redemption during the so-called "Indian Wars," surely one of the most detestable eras in all of America's history. Hough is relentlessly truthful, unfailingly entertaining, and transcendently generous." -- Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning author of Where the Rivers Flow North, Disappearances, Northern Borders, and others

"Little Bighorn is every bit as remarkable as Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. The characters are vivid, the tension palpable, and the dialogue unfeigned. John Hough Jr. is one the great American novelists alongside Cormac McCarthy and Jonathan Franzen." --Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of The Jury Master, Damage Control, and others

"John Hough's last book, Seen the Glory, was one of the best Civil War novels I've ever read. Now in Little Bighorn he's turned his superb storytelling talents to the epic story of Custer and the Little Bighorn. I read the last hundred pages in one page-turning and finger-burning frenzy, then put the book down and reluctantly returned to our modern world, sorry there wasn't more to read." --James Donovan, author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn and The Blood of Heroes

"Little Bighorn is a potent blend of research and imagination. John Hough has forever changed my view of George Armstrong Custer in this stellar, riveting novel."--Ron Rash, award-winning author of The Cove and Serena

"John Hough's Little Bighorn is great entertainment and a fresh look at the infamous battle at Little Bighorn. It's well known that there were no survivors at Custer's part of the battlefield. Allen Winslow and his blithe companions are an engaging lot, and it's sad to know that they are riding to their doom. However, Allen is a fictional character, so can he survive somehow to return to his beloved Addie? Read Little Bighorn to satisfy that bit of suspense, for a breathtaking description of Custer's final hours, or as a fine piece of historical fiction, but read it."--Historical Novel Society

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