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Gods and Generals

A Novel of the Civil War

by Jeff Shaara


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ISBN: 9780857907493
Published: 21 Jan 2014
Format: E-Book
Extent: 608
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn , Polygon
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About the Book

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.

The Author

Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Steel Wave, The Rising TideTo the Last ManThe Glorious CauseRise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and – two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University.

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