Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Gods and Generals

Jeff Shaara
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  • ISBN
    9780345422477 / 0345422473
  • Title Gods and Generals
  • Author Jeff Shaara
  • Category Historical Fiction
  • Format
    Mass Market Paperback
  • Year 1998
  • Pages 512
  • Publisher
    Ballantine Books
  • Imprint Ballantine Books Inc.
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 106mm x 30mm x 178mm

Annotation

The heartbreaking saga of the years preceding The Killer Angels
"SHAARA'S BEAUTIFULLY SENSITIVE NOVEL DELVES DEEPLY in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield. . . . [He] succeeds with his historical novel through fully realized characters who were forced to decide their loyalties amid the horrors of their dividing nation."
—San Francisco Chronicle

Publisher Description

The heartbreaking saga of the years preceding The Killer Angels

& quot; SHAARA'S BEAUTIFULLY SENSITIVE NOVEL DELVES DEEPLY in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield. . . . He] succeeds with his historical novel through fully realized characters who were forced to decide their loyalties amid the horrors of their dividing nation.& quot;
—San Francisco Chronicle

Review
“Powerful . . . Though the story of the Civil War has been told many times, this is the rare version that conveys what it must have felt like.”—“Chicago Sun-Times”“Compelling . . . a work of vivid drama and skill.”—“The Dallas Morning News”"[Jeff] Shaara's beautifully sensitive novel delves deeply in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield."—“San Francisco Chronicle”“Historical detail and depth of character carry the book, which examines the viewpoints and vulnerabilities of one of the most fascinating collections of military minds ever assembled on a single battlefront.”—Minneapolis “Star Tribune” “Shaara has created human beings of the myths and cold facts.”—“St. Petersburg Times”

Author Biography

The story of Gods and Generals begins with Michael Shaara, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels. A native of New Jersey, Michael Shaara grew to be an adventurous young man: over the years, he found work as a sailor, a paratrooper, a policeman, and an English professor at Florida State University. In 1952, his son Jeff was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Michael's interest in Gettysburg was prompted by some letters written by his great-grandfather, who had been wounded at the great battle while serving with the 4th Georgia Infantry. In 1966, he took his family o

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