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Little Big Man

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Thomas Berger

The story of Jack Crabbe, raised by both a white man and a Cheyenne chief. As a Cheyenne, Jack ate dog, had four wives and saw his people butchered by General Custer's soldiers. As a white man, he participated in the slaughter of the buffalo and tangled … see full wiki

Author: Thomas Berger
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
2 reviews about Little Big Man
review by . February 16
Thomas Berger is a serious storyteller. His novel, "Little Big Man," was both an excellent novel and movie starring Dustin Hoffman.      In the story, we read the reminiscences of Jack Crabb, plainsman who dictated the story when he was age one hundred and eleven.      Jack Crabb was captured by Cheyenne Indians and raised by them after they massacre the members of Jack's family's wagon train. In a humorous manner, he describes being raised …
review by . April 13, 2011
This is one of those books I remember reading as a high school kid and thinking it was hilarious, so when I saw a used copy at a book sale, I snatched it and reread it.  What I didn't remember was the depth of the historical power of the book.  Slapstick and ribald comedy abound for sure, but there is plenty of though-provoking intent here, too.      LBM is the first person account of Jack Crabb, the only living survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, captured …
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