John M. Carroll Award, Book of the Year, Little Big Horn Associates
G. Joseph Sills Award, Best Book of the Year, Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association

The Battle of the Little Bighorn has long held an eminent position among the chronicles of the mythic West. None of the men who rode with Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer to his “Last Stand” survived to tell the tale, but this stunning photography book provides a view of the battlefield as it must have existed in 1876.

To create Where Custer Fell, authors James S. Brust, Brian C. Pohanka, and Sandy Barnard searched for elusive documents and photographs, made countless trips to the battlefield, and scrutinized all available sources. Each chapter begins with a concise, lively description of an episode in the battle. The narratives are graphically illustrated by historical photos, which are presented alongside modern photos of the same location on the battlefield. The book also features detailed maps and photographs of battle participants and the early photographers who attempted to tell their story.


About The Author

James S. Brust, M.D., a specialist in historical photographs and prints, has published frequently on these topics in journals and magazines. He resides in San Pedro, California.

Brian C. Pohanka, who passed away as this book went to press, was a military historian and author of several books. He also was senior researcher, writer, and adviser for Time-Life Books, television documentaries, and feature films.

Sandy Barnard is an independent scholar and author of numerous books on Custer and the Little Big Horn, including Photographing Custer’s Battlefield: The Images of Kenneth F. Roahen.

Book Information
217 b&w illus., 15 maps
240 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-3834-3
Published March 2007
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