In Custer County, Idaho, there was a sign by the road that said.
For many years, McMurtry saw no need for another book on Custer.
Larry McMurtry has been a student of the countless depictions of Custer for the past 40 years.
And this is how he explains that the mythology surrounding General Custer is largely false.
Custer was played as a cliché of grit and courage, jaw clenched with resolve as he fought to the bitter end.
The Custer massacre threw the whole country into a spasm of fear.
He was poised, like Custer, and had discretion as well as dash.
His dreamy eyes rested on Custer for an instant; they seemed to invite a question.
This charge was led by Pleasonton, Custer and Kilpatrick, in person.
Scarcely enough of Custer's own command with him at the time lived long enough to tell the story of the battle.