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The Killer Angels

By Michael Shaara

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Format: Paperback / softback, 384 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 February 1994
"MY FAVORITE HISTORICAL NOVEL . . . A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant."
--James M. McPherson, Author of Battle Cry of Freedom
In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life.
Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war.
The Killer Angels is unique, sweeping, unforgettable--a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America's destiny.
"REMARKABLE. . . A BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive."
--Ken Burns, Filmmaker, The Civil War

About the Author

Michael Shaara was born in Jersey City in 1928 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1951. His early science fiction short stories were published in Galaxy magazine in 1952. He later began writing other works of fiction and published more than seventy short stories in many magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. His first novel, The Broken Place, was published in 1968. But it was a simple family vacation to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1964 that gave him the inspiration for his greatest achievement, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels, published in 1974. Michael Shaara went on to write two more novels, The Noah Conspiracy and For Love of the Game, which was published after his death in 1988.

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"My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant."--James M. McPherson "Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive."--Ken Burns "Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time."--The Seattle Times "Utterly absorbing."--Forbes -My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.---James M. McPherson -Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive.---Ken Burns -Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time.---The Seattle Times -Utterly absorbing.---Forbes My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant. James M. McPherson Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive. Ken Burns Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time. The Seattle Times Utterly absorbing. Forbes" My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant. James M. McPherson Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive. Ken Burns Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time. "The Seattle Times" Utterly absorbing. "Forbes"" "My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant."--James M. McPherson "Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive."--Ken Burns "Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time."--"The Seattle Times" "Utterly absorbing."--"Forbes" "The best and most realistic historical novel about war I have ever read."-GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF"My favorite historical novel . . . A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant."-JAMES M. MCPHERSON Author of "Battle Cry of Freedom""Remarkable . . . A book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive."-KEN BURNS Filmmaker, "The Civil War""Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time.""-The Seattle Times""From the Hardcover edition." " The best and most realistic historical novel about war I have ever read." - GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF " My favorite historical novel . . . A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant." - JAMES M. MCPHERSON Author of "Battle Cry of Freedom" " Remarkable . . . A book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive." - KEN BURNS Filmmaker, "The Civil War" " Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time." "- The Seattle Times" "From the Hardcover edition."

EAN: 9780345348104
ISBN: 0345348109
Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.
Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.69 x 2.64 centimeters (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Killer Angels has to be the best fictional account of the Battle of Gettysburg, there is. By Pulitzer prize winner Michael Shaara, it conveys the likely thoughts of the main contestants, as well as using factual battle scenes and statements. Inspiration for the film 'Gettysburg' which has been recognised as the finest depiction of the battle.
It should be required reading for all Civil War buffs.

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