Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Nathaniel Philbrick

Events: The Battle of the Little Bighorn

Book: The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

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Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award; Sea of Glory, winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize; and Mayflower, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history and one of the New York Times’ ten best books of the year.

In The Last Stand, Philbrick directs his talents to the American West and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. With an instinct for finding both the dark and the honorable threads in American history, he probes the ultimately tragic story of how two talented leaders and their followers embarked on converging voyages across the plains of North America, leading us to the disturbing realization that nothing ended at the Little Bighorn.