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6/24/11: The Last Stand

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New memorial at Little Bighorn. <i>photo: <a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/photos/litlnemo/40234995/in/photostream/\">litlnemo</a>/<a href=\"http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en\" target=\"_blank\">Creative Commons</a> via flickr</i>

By Doug Fabrizio

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6/24/11: The Last Stand

Salt Lake City, Utah – The historian Nathaniel Philbrick says heroes are hard to come by in his books, because ultimately, he's writing about complex human beings. He's now turned his focus to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and says what surprised him was how similar Sitting Bull and George Custer were. They were both successful, but both had trouble adapting to a world that was changing around them. Philbrick joins Doug to explain the story behind one of the great myths of the American West. (Rebroadcast)

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