Louise Barnett

Louise K. Barnett
OccupationWriter, journalist, historian, teacher
Period American Indian Wars, Vietnam War, American history
Genrehistorical, biography


Louise Barnett may be the author of many books, including a single on General Custer titled Touched by Fireplace: THE LIFE SPAN, Loss of life, and Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer (1996).

Education and employment

Barnett includes a Ph.D. in British and American books from Bryn Mawr University (1972) and provides taught being a Teacher of American Research at Rutgers School since 1976.

Published works

Barnett's best-known reserve, Touched by Fireplace: THE LIFE SPAN, Loss of life, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer (Henry Holt, 1996), won the 1996 John M. Carroll prize of the tiny Big Horn Affiliates for best reserve on Custer related research. THE BRAND NEW York Times Reserve Review commented "There is a lot uncommon and useful information regarding life over the plains, Indian warfare, the risk and concern with captivity by Indians, and specifically, the partnership between Custer and his wife."The book resulted in several television appearances by Barnett on this issue, including an A&E network Custer biography as well as the C-SPAN present Booknotes. Handled by Fireplace was reissued in 2006 in softcover with the School of Nebraska Press. Lately, Barnett has released Atrocity and American Army Justice in Southeast Asia (Routledge, UK, 2010) – a reserve which examines the prosecution of battle crime studies in the Philippines and Vietnam.


The Ignoble Savage: American Literary Racism (Greenwood Press, 1976) " NEW WORLD " Journeys: Italian Intellectuals and the knowledge of America (Greenwood Press, 1978) Expert and Conversation: Language, Culture and Personal in the American Book (University or college of Georgia Press, 1993). Handled by Open fire: THE LIFE SPAN, Loss of life, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer. Henry Holt. 1996.   reprinted in 2006 ISBN 0803262663 Ungentlemanly Functions: The Army's Notorious Incest Trial. NY: Hill & Wang Pub. 2000. ISBN 0809073986. OCLC 42061102.   Jonathan Swift together with Women (Oxford University or college Press, USA, 2006) Atrocity and American Armed service Justice in Southeast Asia. Routledge. 2010.