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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Custer Historian, Lawrence A. Frost

Lawrence A. Frost (1907-1990)

The following is information on the main Custer author whose work I am using for my blog articles.

Lawrence A. Frost, a podiatrist and an historian, published several books on George A. Custer, including biographical works on General Philip Sheridan, General Ulysses S. Grant, and Thomas A. Edison. Dr. Frost spent a lifetime in researching Custer, his career and personal life.

Dr. Frost, a 1929 graduate of Ohio College of Podiatry Medicine in Cleveland, became interested in Custer a decade later when he was studying the history of shoes and boots. He collected footwear worn by notables; a pair of boots worn by Custer in the Civil War was included in a display in his office.

Dr. Frost owned 2,000 books relating to Custer in his library and over 1,000 magazine articles. In his opinion, some reviewers had little knowledge to recommend anyone reading their reviews and many authors of books on Custer had little in their background and research to offer anything new.

Dr. Frost taught at the Illinois College of Podiatry Medicine in Chicago and at his alma mater.

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