Last in Their Class

Professor Robbins talked about his book, Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point, published by Encounter Books. The author… read more

Professor Robbins talked about his book, Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point, published by Encounter Books. The author described tales of cadets who performed courageously and heroically in battle despite finishing at the bottom of their class in the early days of West Point Academy, including Generals Custer and Pickett. He explained how these cadets, termed “goats,” were central to the battle of Gettysburg and the battle of Little Big Horn. After his presentation the author answered audience members' questions. close

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Last in Their Class

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Program ID:
192204-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 21, 2006 | 8:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 11, 2009 | 4:17am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 21, 2006 | 8:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 2006 | 11:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 04, 2006 | 6:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 24, 2006 | 11:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 2006 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 11, 2009 | 4:17am EST | C-SPAN 3
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