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Bugles in the Afternoon epub

by Ernest Haycox


Bugles in the Afternoon epub

ISBN: 081613152X

ISBN13: 978-0816131525

Author: Ernest Haycox

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company; Large type edition edition (July 1981)

Pages: 544 pages

ePUB book: 1797 kb

FB2 book: 1801 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 586

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Bugles in the Afternoon is a 1952 Western feature film starring Ray Milland, based on the novel by Ernest Haycox. The story features the Battle of the Little Big Horn A rivalry between . cavalry captains results in Kern Shafter being demoted and disgraced for striking Edward Garnett with a saber. Kern claimed to be defending the honor of his fiancee.

Bugles in the Afternoon book. In Bugles in the Afternoon, legendary Western writer Ernest Haycox relates a compelling tale of Custer’s famed Seventh Cavalry and its fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in a balanced mix of action, exposition, and history. Originally published in 1943, this Rumors of a campaign against Sitting Bull cut through the ranks like a cold wind. Who would lead the charge?

Excellent book to read. Also after studying several books on the Little Bighorn Battle it seems to me to be historically accurate and that the author caught the situation really well in this novel

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Excellent book to read. Also after studying several books on the Little Bighorn Battle it seems to me to be historically accurate and that the author caught the situation really well in this novel. Highly recommendable to students of the Custer fight.

Haycox promptly purchased a book on the Revolutionary era military uniforms.

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In Bugles in the Afternoon, legendary Western writer Ernest Haycox relates a compelling tale of Custer's famed Seventh Cavalry and its fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in a balanced mix of action, exposition, and history

In Bugles in the Afternoon, legendary Western writer Ernest Haycox relates a compelling tale of Custer's famed Seventh Cavalry and its fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in a balanced mix of action, exposition, and history.

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I was surprised that this book had more to do with the relationship between Kern Shafter and Josephine Russell than Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his "Last Stand."

Shafter is an enigmatic man who has a past that he keeps to himself. Russell is a strong-willed woman who is curious about Safter, but doesn't quite understand him. He's a "strong, silent" type of man. Both have feelings for each other which go up and down as the story moves along with Kern and Josephine traveling via stagecoach and train together, ending up in Bismark, ND where the 7th Cavalry is stationed at a fort nearby.

The Battle of the Little Bighorn does take place, but is seen from the part Major Marcus Reno's Battalion plays in the fight. Shafter is a sergeant in A Company at the time and a good friend of the company commander Captain Myles Moylan. Moylan was responsible for Shafter becoming a part of his company when Shafter enlists as a private in the 7th Cavalry. Their friendship, as you learn, goes back a long time. The fighting gets hot on a bluff when Reno and his men defend themselves against overwhelming odds as the Sioux attempt to annihilate what's left of the battalion. But that's in the history books, so I'm not spoiling it for anyone.

I enjoyed reading Bugles in The Afternoon and will definitely read another book by Ernest Haycox. He was very knowledgeable about the American West and makes that time in history come alive. Haycox's writing holds the reader's interest from beginning to end.

I recommend this book and give it 4 stars.
I don't wish to ruin the story for any prospective readers so I will be careful what I say (please note the spoiler warning at the end of the review). Having recently read No Survivors by Will Henry and The Red Sabbath by Lewis Patten, two books that I consider to be rather lame (to put it nicely), this book was a major improvement in both story telling skills and substance. The main character is a soldier named Kern Shafter although other characters are introduced and sometimes the focus changes to them. I thought the book was well plotted out and it held my attention. It is not until about the last 100 pages that the Sioux Campaign picks up in earnest. There is also a love interest for Kern, however he is not the only one pursuing her (that's all I will say on that). The author's details about life around Fort Lincoln were really good (whether any of them were based on true events I can't say at this time). The battle was handled satisfactorily, though of course this is a work of fiction and it was published in the early 1940s, prior to all of the current scholarship. Still, I enjoyed it. There were some silly errors, such as stating that Brisbin was in the Third Cavalry (he was in the Second Cavalry) and another time he mentions the Powder River when he means the Rosebud (I corrected about four or five errors with pencil). I think it was a really good story.

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Was the battle of the Little Big Horn a matter of fate? Well, the main character seems to think so which makes me think that the author thinks so too. Certainly, in retrospect, it can easily appear to be that way, but that implies the hand of god, which is sort of implied, and I don't believe in that. However, it didn't ruin the book for me. I think it was a really good story.
I enjoy this old book and revisit it from time to time. Despite its many historical flaws, particularly where Custer himself is concerned, it is a good read and better than most attempts to fictionalize the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

The central characters fit well into the historical narrative, and the character of Custer is not entirely negative, and it is clear that Haycox followed history to a certain degree. It's just that his portrayal of Custer fits the viewpoint that he had no idea what he was doing, which is not backed up by the historical record.

Needless to say, if you're a Custer-hater, you will likely enjoy the book. If you're a Custer-phile, like myself, you can set aside Haycox's Custer and just enjoy a very well-told story.
I bought this book many years ago, and have reread it several times, once aloud with my daughters, who is not a Custer fan, but loved the book too. The author really did a great job of presenting the Fort where the 7th Cavalry was stationed. As a native of South Dakota, I think I liked it because it was so great at showing the place Libbie and George Custer lived for a number of years, and where she was living when he died. But the plot is very good too, showing Custer's men surviving on Benteen and presenting a good leading fictional character.
I first read this book years ago when it first was published. I liked it then and I like it now. It is truly an american classic. I am impressed that Haycox knew as much about the Custer story as is available now with modern scholarship.His description of Aarmy life then will ring a bell for anyone who has served in an army in the field. This book should be read by anyone interested in Western hisotory.
I really enjoyed this book. I try and read as much as I can about Custer's battle at the Little Big Horn, historic and fiction. I liked how this book told the story of this historic, tragic event from the view of the different people involved. I especially like the side told from the trooper's point of view. Most of course who had no idea what fate had in store for them!
I would recommend this book.
Very enjoyable fictional account of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Although this culminates with the battle, the story begins and develops well before this historical moment. The author very cleverly integrates his fictional characters with real people that were part of the 7th Cavalry and the battle. Highly recommended reading!
Excellent book to read. Also after studying several books on the Little Bighorn Battle it seems to me to be historically accurate and that the author caught the situation really well in this novel. Highly recommendable to students of the Custer fight