Custer at the Alamo
Knowing his people face a bleak future on the reservations, Chief Sitting Bull of the Sioux Nation prays to the Great Spirit for a different path. The Great Spirit's answer is to send General George Custer and segments of the 7th Cavalry 40 years into the past, where they become involved in the Texas Revolution of 1836. On their journey, George and his younger brother, Thomas Custer (twice winner of the Medal of Honor), rescue a small family of Indians, including a mysterious six-year-old named Slow. At first, it’s not clear where they are, or even when, but gradually the Seventh Cavalry learns they are in Texas where the colonists are fighting the Mexican dictator, Santa Anna. Needing to know more, Custer rides into the Alamo, meeting Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and a very irritating William Barrett Travis. Custer believes defending the Alamo may be his greatest moment of glory, but he has a few surprises coming.
Reviews of Custer at the Alamo from Amazon.com – July, 2013
By wayneenz "wayne" (New Zealand)
Loved the story, great characters. Really fleshed out the well known participants of both the Alamo and Little Big Horn. But come on, you can't leave it like this, the story demands more, more, MORE! In other words please continue the adventures of the 7th in the new Texas.
By Norman Stiteler (Frisco, TX United States)
Custer at the Alamo!!!??? You have to be kidding, right? But, being the alternate fiction fan I am, I looked over the short description then went away to look at others. A day or two later I returned and read the summary again, this time buying the book, after all, if it's not good at least it doesn't eat space on my bookshelf. Unlike Custer's famous surprise, this one was very pleasant. It read fairly well, the pacing of the story wasn't bad, the research clearly showed, and the characters were surprisingly human, cantankerous and complex. I suggest that you let yourself be surprised, this is worth reading.
By Jeffrey T. Elder (Chehalis, WA United States)
I loved this book. Custer and the 7th sent back in time. This is written in the pro Custer form. So if you like Custer this is a great book. I hope they write more like it.
By Ron Bernstein – (Camarillo, California)
Custer at the Alamo is a unique look at a controversial American hero and a legendary American battle. Urbach proves up to the task of re-imagining reality. Meticulously researched, this is a positive page-turner.
By Lee T. Long "LTL" (Sydney, Australia)
A very interesting alternate history story involving a small amount of time displacement. The author paints a very different view of the historical characters to those commonly or generally known and reveals a significant amount of relatively unknown, post The Alamo, history of Texas. I very much enjoyed the book.
By KB Shaw "incwell.com" (Chandler, AZ United States)
CUSTER AT THE ALAMO is a rousing adventure, filled with historical detail. Urbach demonstrates knowledge of the historical locales and events, then makes the world his own.
Ultimately it is a tale of redemption, and a visionary alternative history. Urbach's Custer is a complex man full of bravado, ambition, and honor.
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Custer at the Alamo print editions will be available November 2013!
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