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The Custer Monograph Series

The Custer Monograph series is aimed at providing insight into the life and times of George Armstrong Custer. The continuing series consists of reprints of significant publications and original works. Manuscripts are solicited for consideration for future monographs.

Guided in its development by Dr. Lawrence A. Frost, the series is produced by the Monroe County Library System. Publications are printed in limited numbered editions.

Canadians with Custer by Bernie Rosevear and Steve Rosevear, introduction by Steve Alexander. Presents the biographies of the fourteen Canadian cavalrymen who accompanied Custer and the Seventh at the Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. (1992)) $9.50 .

George Armstrong Custer: A Book to Color by Catherine Macaro and Carl Katafiasz. A coloring book full of pictures to color and fun facts regarding the life, times, and legacy of George A. Custer. (1991) $3.00 .

Custer Observed: General Custer Through the Eyes of the Monroe Evening News' Karl Zeisler . Preface by Stephen Gray, editor of the Monroe Evening News. Introduction by Dean C. Baker, Emeritus Professor, Department of Communications, University of Michigan. A selection of the MEN's " Observer " columns reprinted in book form to pull together a Monroe man's view of Custer. (1988) $13.95 .

General Custer's Photographers by Dr. Lawrence A. Frost. Introduction by Gregory J. W. Urwin, PhD. One of the reasons General Custer still captivates us is that his flamboyant personality comes to life in the numerous likenesses taken of him. This monograph is a study of those photographers for whom Custer posed most frequently. (1986) $12.95 .

Witness at the Battle of the Little Big Horn by Earle R. Forrest. Introduction by John M. Carroll. 1932 interviews with Edward D. Pegford, Richard A. Roberts, and Alexander McPeake. From a series of articles Forrest wrote for The Observer , a Washington County, Pennsylvania newspaper. (1986) $13.95 . OUT OF PRINT

The Glory March by Kenneth M. Hammer. Describes the events prior to and including the Little Big Horn Battle. Forward by John Carroll. (1980) $3.50 .  OUT OF PRINT

Yellowhair by Charles G. Taylor and Jason Kane. This original play portrays Custer's life from youth through the Civil War and on to his final moments at the Little Big Horn. Preface by Dr. Lawrence A. Frost. (1979) $11.00 .

Frazier Hunt's Story of General Custer . The transcript of a 1931 radio broadcast by this well known radio announcer. A first edition. Preface by Bernard A. Margolis. (1979) $3.50 .

Custer's Last Battle by Richard A. Roberts. Written fifteen years after the Battle of the Little Big Horn, this piece of scholarship was discovered in the archives of the Custer Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, Montana. Preface and notes by Dr. Lawrence A. Frost. (1978) (1991 2nd printing) $9.00 .

Historical Sketch of General Custer by James H. Kidd. Reprinted from Ceremonies Attending the Unveiling of the Equestrian Statue of Major General George Armstrong Custer on June 4, 1910 in Monroe, Michigan. remarks by participants in the ceremonies and their portraits are included. Former curator of the Custer Collection, Maxine S. Lahti, has written the introduction. (1978) $9.00 .

The Kid by Elizabeth B. (Libby) Custer. A children's story originally published in the September, 1900 St. Nicholas Magazine . Nadezhda Henry has written the introduction and the illustrations are reproductions of the original sketches. Hard bound, this beautiful book by Mrs. Custer makes a lovely gift. (1978) $9.00 .  OUT OF PRINT

The Life of General Custer by Milton Ronsheim. Reprinted from the Cadiz, Ohio, Republican , 1929. An illustrated biography with an Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost. (1978) (1991 second printing) $9.00 .

Custer Slept Here by Lawrence A. Frost. A biography of George Armstrong Custer in Monroe. Also describes the activities surrounding the monument erected in Monroe, Michigan in his memory. A signed limited edition. (1974) $3.50 . OUT OF PRINT

Other Custer related items

A selection of 8 bookplates featuring original silhouettes of George and Libby Custer. $2.00.

12 silhouettes suitable for framing featuring Custer in favorite poses. $5.00.

A series of 12 notecards featuring Custer in silhouette. $5.00.


These items may be purchased through the Monroe County Historical Museum at 126 South Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161, telephone 734-240-7780.

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