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The Story of Elizabeth Bacon Custer
by Howard Kazajian and Chris Enss
On May 17, 1876, Elizabeth Bacon Custer kissed her husband George goodbye and wished him good fortune in his efforts to fulfill the Army’s orders to drive in the Indians who would not relocate to a reservation. The smartly dressed couple made for a splendid picture. This new biography of Elizabeth Bacon Custer tells the story of the dashing couple’s romance, reveals their life of adventure throughout the West during the days of the Indian Wars, and recounts the tragic end of the 7th Cavalry and the aftermath for the wives. Libbie Custer followed her itinerant army husband’s career to its end—but she was also an amazing master of propaganda who sought to recreate George Armstrong Custer’s image after Little Bighorn. Famous in her own time, she remains a fascinating character in American history.
Howard Kazanjian, an award-winning producer and entertainment executive, has been producing feature films and television programs for more than thirty years. While vice president of production for Lucasfilm Ltd., he produced two of the highest-grossing films of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Some of his other notable credits include The Rookie, Demolition Man and the first season of JAG.
In addition to his production experience, Kazanjian has worked closely with some of the finest directors in the history of cinema, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Robert Wise, Joshua Logan, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Elia Kazan and Francis Ford Coppola. He is a longtime voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.
Chris Enss has been writing about women of the Old West for more than ten years. She loves Western culture and travels quite extensively, collecting research for her books. She received the Spirit of the West Alive award, cosponsored by the Wild West Gazette, celebrating her efforts to keep the spirit of the Old West alive for future generations. She currently lives in a historic gold-mining town in Northern California.