"Custer Survivor," the 2010 ground breaking book by historian John Koster disproving the myth that all the troops in Custer's immediate command died with him on June 25, 1876,.was hailed by "Indian Life" magazine after two years of consideration.
In the James Uttley edited bi-monthly magazine that services Native Americans across North America, reviewer Carla McKay, in concert with "Library Journal," proclaimed "Custer Survivor," “to be well reasoned and well written.”
Author John Koster reasoned that it was unlikely that all the soldiers in Custer’s immediate command perished at the hands of the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors that day in June, 1876. Remembering, from earlier research of the Kennedy Administration, the mind stirring words of President John Kennedy at a Yale Commencement in 1962 “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie... but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. … we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought,” Koster decided to accept the discomfort and with those memorable words in mind he employed thought and extensive research, sought the truth and found it proving that Sergeant Frank Finkel of “C” Company, 7th Cavalry, inadvertently escaped through the chaos of battle.
“The myth that all the troops of the immediate companies with Custer died on that day in June, 1876 is finally put to rest,” said Don Bracken, publisher of History Publishing Company. “One unrecognized casualty though all these years has been truth. Finally that too, along with all the Americans who died that day, can receive the recognition it deserves. We have John Koster thank for this important new information."
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"Custer Survivor" 9781933909035, author John Koster, Chronology Books imprint of History Publishing Company, (http://www.historypublishingco.com) published January, 2010 is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and various book stores across the nation
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