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FREDERIC C. WAGNER III. The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn

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FREDERIC C. WAGNER III. The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn. McFarland Publishing. 283 pages, softcover, $55, mcfarlandpub.com.

The author of Participants in the Battle of the Little Big Horn continues his detailed diagnosis of the most famous cavalry-Indian clash in U.S. history. This book examines the timing of events, almost minute-by-minute, based on accounts of survivors, to explain what happened to George Custer and his 7th Cavalry. Students of the battle will find this book, written by a decorated Vietnam veteran, a must-have.