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by George Hearn,Michael Shaara

  • Author: George Hearn,Michael Shaara
  • ISBN: 1565111761
  • ISBN13: 978-1565111769
  • ePub: 1621 kb | FB2: 1103 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Highbridge Audio; Abridged edition (April 1, 1997)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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The Killer Angels ePub download

Shaara's unforgettable novel served as the basis for the acclaimed feature film . The Killer Angels A Ballantine book Civil War Trilogy (Том 1) Pulitzer Prize Award 1975.

Shaara's unforgettable novel served as the basis for the acclaimed feature film Gettysburg, has sold millions of copies, and inspired the bestselling Civil War novels Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure by his son, Jeff Shaara. After more than a quarter of a century and three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published. Michael Shaara was born in Jersey City in 1928 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1951.

Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. Together at last in eBook form, this volume assembles three Civil War novels from America’s first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure. Gods and Generals traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders-Thomas Stonewall Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain-from the gathering clouds.

The Killer Angels book. It was one of many times while reading this book that Michael Shaara crystallized some thoughts for me. a mad thought that doesn’t last long) So the North was preserving the Union and freeing the slaves, but what exactly where the boys in butternut fighting for.

The Killer Angels (1974) is a historical novel by Michael Shaara that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. The book tells the story of the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War, and the day leading up to it:. The book tells the story of the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War, and the day leading up to it: June 30, 1863, as the troops of both the Union and the Confederacy move into battle around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and July 1, July 2, and July 3, when the battle was fought

Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel "The Killer Angels" provides more details about the Battle of. .

Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel "The Killer Angels" provides more details about the Battle of Gettysburg than any piece of academic nonfiction. Shaara successfully presents various perspectives of the three-day battle by using his characters' voices.

Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping . After more than a quarter of a century and three million copies in print, Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable-the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny. Praise for The Killer Angels. a book that changed my life.

Opposing them is an unknown factor: General George Meade, who has taken command of the Army only two days before what will be perhaps the crucial battle of the Civil War. In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fight for two conflicting dreams. One dreams of freedom, the other of a way of life.

This inspired Chamberlain oration topic: Man, the Killer Angel. These little moments make the book (and movie) deep and meaningful, much more than a battle scene. Shaara gives each man a unique life, allowing us to feel their triumphs, their demons.

CD audio - Pulitzer prize-winning classic.

Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional re-creation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg. Read by George Hearn. Book available.
KiddenDan
Actually I have read The Killer Angels many years ago for the 1st time, own a copy of the book myself and unquestionably re-read it at least once-a-year!
The 5 copies I bought this time were gifts to friends so that in itself can say a lot of how I feel about the book!
It is a very good representation of the Battle of Gettysburg told from the view of handful "main" participating characters. It is fairly accurate historically based on the information that was available in mid-70 (many more things have come to the light since then, but on a larger scheme of things nothing fully distracts from the flow of events and the narration of the story)
It is a must for any CW scholar (beginner or not) and I totally recommend it!
Dogrel
For such a remarkable book I am not surprised it won the Pulitzer Prize. Each side in this famous battle is fairly presented. As a young boy I visited the site of this great battle and my take, until I read Angels of Death, was that Pickett made a reckless charge (much like The Charge of The Light Brigade) which was doomed from the start. But Pickett was not alone and it was all Robert E Lee's idea. But this fact is really a small part of this book. A more important fact is to discover that Chamberlain is really the hero of this battle and in many ways the best General in the field on both sides. I have never read a book that describes the horrors of war with such poetic honesty.
Yllk
Highly recommended. The Killer Angels is one of the most interesting books of war literature I’ve read. It tops several available lists of Best Novels of the Civil War for good reason. It details the battle from the perspective of a number of generals and other military leaders and brings out both the moral and military crises that marked the Civil War. The Red Badge of Courage and Tolstoy’s portrait of Napoleon in War and Peace influence Shaara’s perspective that war is often something that people, even generals, find themselves caught in and that no one entirely controls. Shaara fictionalizes only lightly; he goes into the minds of many of the key figures, but their thoughts are based on information in their own journals and the handling of historical detail is meticulous. The suspense is compelling even though anyone who knows about Gettysburg knows what’s coming. The conflicts between the characters, the moral dilemmas of the war including slavery, and the description of men too old-fashioned for the modern power of their own weapons; it’s all handled precisely and with great narrative energy. It’s a fantastic book about moral compromise and tragic consequences and I didn’t want to put it down.
Xtintisha
A really excellent way to get a view of the Gettysburg battle from the perspective of the key characters. It was far more entertaining than long descriptions of troop deployments and casualty counts. I think the author did a great job of recreating conversations that surely must have taken place as well as the personalities of the many characters who took both large and small parts in how the battle unfolded. It was a real page turner for Civil War history buffs but a good read for anyone interested in American history.
GAMER
Gettysburg is considered by many to be the turning point in the Civil War. Using four major participants in the battle to tell the story, you get an intimate look at the people behind the battle, including Lee, Longstreet, Chamberlain and the little remembered union general who chose to occupy the high ground in the battle, a key reason for the outcome. Told through the key participants, you experience what surely must have been a three day nightmare for both sides. In addition you have the emotional experience of knowing the men who fought the battle. I'll never forget Pickets Charge and the hopelessness the reader feels, before it occurs, that it will be the slaughter it turned out to be. This is a highly readable, intimate, very well written, astonishing book about one of the major events in American history...
Lahorns Gods
The Killer Angels helped me to understand the battle at Gettysburg during America's Civil War. If follows the time leading up to the battle and takes the reader through the battle and brings the characters to life. I've read many books about this horrid battle but Killer Angels ties everything together and highlights the people who fought in it. Based on fact, it helps the reader see this war and the decisions that were made on both sides that lead to victory or defeat. It also makes you wonder about Robert E. Lee's decision making.
Kage
For a person that doesn't typically read novels, I found this book to be a very good exception to my rule. The author did an amazing job of bringing the battle of Gettysburg to life from a human perspective. It is helpful to have read some history concerning the main characters because references are made to their past activities but not a necessity. This of course should just wet the readers appetite to find out more about these amazing times in our history. There were times early on where I thought too much time was being spent on some characters and may have caused the book to slow down somewhat. Again this is just a personal preference and by no means a show stopper. Once the actual battles began, the character development caused me to be invested in their outcome even though I knew how the battle went and who would survive. I felt more empathy for the individuals than ever before and I was quite sad for the loss of such brave and duty bound soldiers on both sides of the battle. I may have formed some more ideas as to why General Lee even chose this site, but it doesn't answer why he remained committed when his trusted supporters, such as Longstreet, begged against trying to take this ground.

Very entertaining and well worth the read.
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