The 2010 Custer Book with New Material Captures Detail,Truth Realized

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Palisades, NY Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The second printing of Custer Survivor: The End of the Myth, the Beginning of the Legend by award winning author John Koster includes previously unpublished material unearthed from the archives of the Columbia County Courthouse in the state of Washington.

The documents, with a focus on the handwriting of Company “C” second sergeant Frank Finkel, shows a series of records illustrating the transitional change of spelling in the family name and provides further material for the handwriting analysis that establishes Finkel as the one legitimate army survivor of “Custer’s Last Stand,.” Custer Survivor dispels the myth favored by traditionalists and mythologists over the years, that every man with Custer died at the famous battle.

This new material,” says publisher Don Bracken,” should answer the traditional critics of the survivor concept who appeared to be upset by Mr.Koster’s findings. The role of the historian is the pursuit of truth. It is sometimes difficult for those who have accepted myth as reality to accept a change to reality when that truth is realized.”

Highly regarded reviewers have lauded the author’s pursuit of truth. The Library Journal in its starred and highly recommended review hailed author John Koster for his” well-written and carefully reasoned argument” and Midwest Book Review saluted him for his “focus on intense historical scrutiny and re-examination.” Other important reviewers such as Publisher’s Weekly and the Bismarck Tribune registered similar comment.

Custer Survivor: The End of the Myth, the Beginning of the Legend 9781933909035 is available at Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Book a Million bookstores, and other fine outlets as well as Internet sites.

Review copies of the second printing of Custer Survivor are available to accredited members of the media.


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