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  • A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand

    A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
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    ISBN: 9780747549499
    Title: A WOUNDED THING MUST HIDE : In Search Of Libbie Custer - 2nd hand
    Author: JEREMY POOLMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, remainder mark to bottom edge of text block, in like dust jacket. First edition hardcover.

    Haunted at the death of his own wife, Karen, the author follows Libbie Custer, the wife of General Custer, through her extraordinary life in search of he knows not what. He vividly recreates key scenes in Libbie's life meeting the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Tsar Alexander III and Henry James and details the glorious, wayward career of the general himself, culminating in the slaughter at Little Big Horn. Through the tangibly real recreation of the historical events that are important to the narrator, the author of Skin gets under the skin, gets to the places other biographies can't reach. Perhaps through exploring a widow's determination to protect her husband's damaged reputation, he can find a way to deal with his own loss. Perhaps by exploring Libby's and Custer's enduring love he can find a form for his own. Here, obliquely, biography bleeds into autobiography.




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    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $20.00

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