America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 27-29.

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Jones, Douglas C.  The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer.  New York: Scribner, 1976.

Following a twenty-five-year career as an army officer, Douglas C. Jones taught at the University of Wisconsin in the department of journalism and mass communications.  He was in his early fifties when his first novel, The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer, was published.  For the novel, he received a Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, and over the next quarter century, he wrote 17 novels, for which he received an impressive list of awards and citations.

In The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer, Jones tells a compelling and historically credible story—a combination of natural storytelling skill and scrupulous research that would become a sort of personal trademark in his subsequent work.  The novel is the first in a trilogy about the conflict between the U.S. military and the…

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