BLUSTER’S LAST STAND
In preparation for an upcoming Custer-centric Six-Gun Justice Podcast episode, I’ve been reading a number of novels focussing on the Boy General, but quite possibly my favorite novel involving General George Armstrong Custer—Bluster’s Last Stand—is by one of my favorite Western wordslingers, Preston Lewis. Flashman might have been at Little Big Horn, but H.H. Lomax shows us how it he did it better, funnier, and with much more wit and style...
BLUSTER'S LAST STAND
Events on the Little Bighorn might have turned out better for George Armstrong Custer had he listened to H.H. Lomax rather than trying to kill him. To save his own skin—and scalp, Lomax must outwit Custer and his troopers as well as face the horde of Sioux warriors swarming Last Stand Hill.
At least that is how Lomax tells the story in his inimitable and humorous romp across Old West history. Lomax’s latest misadventures take him from the Battle of Adobe Walls to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. In between, he’s a bouncer in a Waco whorehouse, a prospector in the Black Hills, a bartender in a Dakota Territory saloon and a combatant in the worst defeat in the history of the frontier Army.
Told with Lomax’s characteristic wit, Bluster’s Last Stand puts a new spin on the Little Bighorn and its aftermath. Whether you believe him or not, you’ve got to admire Lomax’s luck and pluck in both surviving one of the darkest days in Old West history and writing about the disaster in the latest volume of The Memoirs of H.H. Lomax.
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