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Elizabeth Bacon Custer and The Making of a Myth

By: Leckie, Shirley
Price: $19.95

University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.
George Armstrong Custer's death in 1876 at the Battle of the Little Big Horn left Elizabeth Horn Custer a thirty-four-year-old window who was deeply in debt. By the time she died at fifty-seven years later she had achieved economic security, recognitionas an author and lecturer, and the respect of numerous public figures. Paperback, 420 pages.