The Civil War Trilogy: Gods and Generals / The Killer Angels / The Last Full Measure
By Michael Shaara, Jeff Shaara
Michael Shaara reinvented the struggle novel together with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara endured his father’s legacy with a chain of centuries-spanning New York instances bestsellers. This quantity assembles 3 Civil struggle novels from America’s first family members of army fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The final complete Measure.
Gods and Generals lines the lives, passions, and careers of the nice army leaders—Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain—from the collection clouds of battle. The Killer Angels re-creates the struggle for America’s future within the conflict of Gettysburg, the 4 so much bloody and brave days of our nation’s background. And The final complete Measure brings to lifestyles the ultimate years of the Civil battle, chasing the escalating clash among Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply stricken men—through to its riveting end at Appomattox.
Praise for Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara’s Civil struggle trilogy
“Brilliant doesn't even start to describe the Shaara gift.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Shaara’s fantastically delicate novel delves deeply within the empathetic realm of psycho-history, the place enemies don't exist—just mortal males compelled to make an important judgements and live to tell the tale at the related battlefield.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals
“Remarkable . . . a e-book that modified my lifestyles . . . I had by no means visited Gettysburg, knew nearly not anything approximately that conflict earlier than I learn the booklet, yet right here all of it got here alive.”—Ken Burns, on The Killer Angels
“The final complete Measure is greater than one other old novel. it's rooted in background, yet its power is the portion of humanity flowing via its characters. . . . The booklet is compelling, effortless to learn, good researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . in brief, it truly is every little thing reader may perhaps ask for.”—Chicago Tribune
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