American Experience: Custer's Last Stand DVD

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Follow General George Armstrong Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. On June 26, 1876, Custer, a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.  By day's end, Custer and nearly a third of ... More
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Follow General George Armstrong Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. On June 26, 1876, Custer, a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.  By day's end, Custer and nearly a third of his army were dead.

On June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory, General George Armstrong Custer ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. The battle pitted two larger-than-life antagonists against one another: Sitting Bull, the charismatic and politically savvy leader of the Plains Indians; and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union's greatest cavalry officers, a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage. By day's end, Custer and nearly a third of his army were dead.

This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE follows Custer from his memorable, wild charge at Gettysburg - one that turned the tide of the battle - to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept Plains of the West. Why, time again, did the supremely ambitious son of a blacksmith ricochet from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade? In the end, Custer's reputation as one of the most charismatic and contradictory American leaders of the 19th century was saved by the wife he adored, who almost single-handedly turned the Battle of the Little Bighorn into one of the most iconic events in American history.

Producer: Amanda Pollak, Sharon Grimberg
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2012
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Michael Murphy
Writers: Stephen Ives
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Papabear
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
True representation!
Review by Papabear on 07/17/20 review stating True representation!
Very informative in all aspects of his life
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Carrie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Custers Last Stand dvd
Review by Carrie on 07/17/20 review stating Custers Last Stand dvd
Informative, interesting, and well-done.
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Pierre M.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Illuminating history of GA Custer
Review by Pierre M. on 07/17/20 review stating Illuminating history of GA Custer
A necessary and illuminating summary of the unusual history of this officer who, for many, is a hero, and, for many as well, something much less.
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Mikey
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Certainly would recommend it.
Review by Mikey on 07/17/20 review stating Certainly would recommend it.
I learned lots more than I ever knew about the Last Stand
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Aussie G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Overview
Review by Aussie G. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Overview
This is the best overview of the Battle of the Little Big Horn that I have seen. The insights into Custers character are well researched. A fine documentary and a welcome addition to the library of those with an interest in Custer the man.
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Pale R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
EXPLAINS THE COMPLETE STORY
Review by Pale R. on 07/17/20 review stating EXPLAINS THE COMPLETE STORY
FASTINATING EXPLANTATION OF THIS INTERESTING EVENT IN UNITED STATES MILITARY HISTORY
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Bob G.
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07/17/20
Custers Last Stand
Review by Bob G. on 07/17/20 review stating Custers Last Stand
Excellent video documentary. Visited the battle site this past summer. The battle video shown at the visitors center was very confusing. The PBS program was informative, clear, and the stategic graphics were excellent. Bravo!
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Bonfire
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07/17/20
Best overview of Custer/lLittle Big Horn
Review by Bonfire on 07/17/20 review stating Best overview of Custer/lLittle Big Horn
This was so delightfully well done that it still amazes me. Also I got to see what Nathaniel Philbrick looks like. (Hiss book is fabulous.) B. Long Mountlake Terrace Washington
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Scooter
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07/17/20
Definitive account
Review by Scooter on 07/17/20 review stating Definitive account
Best unbiased account of Custers actions that I have seen.
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Devthemack
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07/17/20
A must see for lovers of US History!
Review by Devthemack on 07/17/20 review stating A must see for lovers of US History!
This is a very well done overview of the life and times of George A. Custer, his wife Libbie, and Chief Sitting Bull. It provides a lot of primary source material in the form of photos and interviews. I also enjoyed the use of modern historical inquiry into Custers Last Stand including interviews with Nathaniel Philbrick and his recent book The Last Stand.
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Johnny C.
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07/17/20
American Experience: Custers last stand
Review by Johnny C. on 07/17/20 review stating American Experience: Custers last stand
After seeing Errol Flynns and other Hoolwood movies about Custer. Which I enjoyed very much. I found it refreshing to see some actual photos and the real story. T U Rev. John F. DeMeis

"Fascinating." - The New York Times

"Thoughtfully examined…a worthy addition to the 24th season of the award-winning AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series." - Deseret News

"Examined with skill and insight. What's best about CUSTER'S LAST STAND is how it puts Custer's career and posthumous reputation into a larger cultural context." - Boston Globe



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