Crazy Horse And Custer : The Parallel Lives Of Two American Warriors

1000 Words Apr 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors by Stephen Ambrose is a novel about the lives of two american warriors. These two warriors were defined by the circumstances in their life which in turn, made them be on opposing sides of the war. I liked this book better than the trail of tears, probably because I love the writing style of Ambrose. Both of these men have a lot in common, but as we read the book, we discover that that this was simply a natural side effect of their roles as warriors. The book itself starts off with an introductory piece that is separated into three parts. The first part is photographs, the second is a set of maps and the third is a general overview of the two warriors. I think that right from the get go, Ambrose grabs the readers attention. I love that he uses different forms of literature to capture the essence of what the book is going to be about. In this beginning state, there is also descriptions of the Midwestern plains. Simply from the North to South, the plains run over fifteen hundred miles. The Eastern part was made up of mostly forest territory. While the West was made up of the famous plains that we are familiar with. Ambrose also uses the time period almost as a literary tool in the book. The society as a whole during this time was shifting so much but the two military leaders, who happen to be the stars of the book, remained faithful to their role. I think that Ambrose makes it a challenge for the readers…
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