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Custer controversy a critical analysis by Jack L. Pennington

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Published by Vantage Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876,
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-238).

Statementby Jack L. Pennington.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE83.876 .P46 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination238 p. :
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL826251M
ISBN 100533117984
LC Control Number95090972
OCLC/WorldCa36414730

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