Gods and Generals

Gods and Generals

Book - 1996
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The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels

In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War. Here is Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who quickly establishes himself as one of the finest leaders of the Union army; Joshua Chamberlain, who gives up his promising academic career and goes on to become one of the most heroic soldiers in American history; and Robert E. Lee, never believing until too late that a civil war would ever truly come to pass. Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of those who fought in the war, Gods and Generals creates a vivid portrait of the soldiers, the battlefields, and the tumultuous times that forever shaped the nation.
Publisher: c1996.
ISBN: 9780345409577
Branch Call Number: FIC Shaar
Additional Contributors: Shaara, Michael


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Aug 05, 2016

One of the best, if not the best,of all Civil War historical fiction.

Jul 18, 2014

Makes me want to read more about the Civil War

Jul 10, 2014

A great read that puts you in the shoes of the Civil War's soldiers, Union and Confederate. It really makes you think more about the feelings of the men fighting instead of just the statistics. A must-read for every history fan.

sean98 Mar 25, 2011

A must read before moving on to Pulitzer Prize winning "The Killing Angels" by Michael Shaara.

Jan 22, 2010

The early years of the Civil War through the eyes of Lee, Jackson, Hancock, Chamberlain, and more. Shaara picks up the legacy of his father and gives us the first sign of his own exceptional storytelling skills.

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Jul 10, 2014

'You can't fire a cannon down main street of Washington without hitting a newly appointed Colonel.'


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