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
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
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""
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