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In the sequel to his father's "The Killer Angels", Jeff Shaara tells the story of the American Civil War, from the aftermath of Gettysburg to the ...Show synopsisIn the sequel to his father's "The Killer Angels", Jeff Shaara tells the story of the American Civil War, from the aftermath of Gettysburg to the final surrender of Robert E. Lee and the army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House.Hide synopsis
Description:New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW, UNREAD fresh LATE...New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW, UNREAD fresh LATE PRINTING; NEAR NEW (sign of shelf life) AS SHOWN THIS PHOTO. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 576 p. Ballantine Reader's Circle. Audience: General/trade. 9542 9542--Publishers Weekly, 1998-04-20 Concluding the Civil War trilogy that began with his father Michael's Pulitzer-winning The Killer Angels, Shaara (Gods and Generals) chronicles Lee's retreat from Gettysburg and his valiant efforts to defend northern Virginia from Grant's superior, better-supplied forces. Seen alternately through the eyes of Lee, Grant and Maine abolitionist Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the narrative begins with the successful Union ambush at Bristoe Station in October 1863. It then details Lee's 18-month cat-and-mouse game as he outmaneuvers Grant, despite overwhelming odds and terrible deprivation, concludes with Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Impressively researched, this deeply affecting work can't be faulted for inaccuracy or lack of detail. But the occasionally coarse grain of Shaara's characterizations is a problem. Haunted by Stonewall Jackson's ghost, 56-year-old Lee frequently appears to be a semisenile neurotic. Grant, more concerned about his supply of cigars than battle losses, comes across as a dolt. This tendency toward caricature notwithstanding, Shaara has produced a stirring epigraph to his father's remarkable novel.
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I bought the series after reading two books by the same author on the Revolutionary War.
All were great! Truly historical novels that provide a very interesting insight into the history of the USA.
Great product - Great price
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