New Book "Custer Survivor " Draws Reviewers and Experts.

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Scholars, reviewers and editors weigh in on the new book 'Custer Survivor" that dispoves the popular myth that all the soldiers in Custer's immediate command were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors at the battle at the Little Big Horn.

"Highly recommended...essential reading for scholars and students of the west..." Library Journal

"Custer Survivor," the forthcoming book about the second sergeant of C Company, the sole surviving member of George Armstrong Custer’s five companies at the battle of the Little Big Horn, has attracted growing attention from students, scholars and aficionados of the American West. Prominent among them are a reviewer, an editor of an American western history magazine and two noted Custer historians. "Custer Survivor" presents forensic evidence disproving the accepted myth that every 7th Cavalry soldier in Custer's immediate command died with him at his famous "Last Stand."

Stephen Peters in his starred and “Highly recommended” “ pre-publication review for "Library Journal" wrote “...this well-written and carefully reasoned argument is essential reading for scholars and students of the West and will be of great interest to anyone with even a passing interest in Custer and the Little Bighorn.” (

Richard Upton, Custer historian, author and western books dealer says “It is well written and should reach a wide audience." The appeal to a wide audience has also interested two noted magazines dealing in the history of the American west. "Wild West "magazine is running a review by Editor Greg Lalire of "Custer Survivor "in its January edition and True West magazine " has engaged noted Custer historian Brian Dippie to write a review for its March edition.

The attraction of author John Koster’s clear illustration of documentation coupled with handwriting analysis by five experts, including one noted genealogist, has garnered significant attention. "Forum" the journal for the Federation of Genealogical Societies indicated it will review "Custer Survivor" in its Spring edition.

John Koster authored "The Road to Wounded Knee" and is is highly recognized in the study of 19th Century American history. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Wild West, Civil War Illustrated and several other publications.

"Custer Survivor "9781933909035, Chronology Books imprint of History Publishing Company, Softcover, $16.95, pub date January 2, 2010, will be in bookstores nationally.


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