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Last Full Measure

A Novel of the Civil War

by Jeff Shaara

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SKU: 9780857907486 Categories: ,
ISBN: 9780857907486
Published: 21 Jan 2014
Format: E-Book
Extent: 721
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

The Last Full Measure resonates with the bloody Battle of the Wilderness, after which rivers ran red for days with the blood of the wounded and dead; the destruction of the Stonewall Brigade at Spotsylvania; the Union Army disaster at Cold Harbor; and the agonizing siege of Petersburg which led to the unmitigated slaughter known as the Battle of the Crater.

The drama ends in April 1865 when Robert E. Lee accepts Ulysses S. Grant's terms of surrender at Appomattox, where college professor-turned-soldier General Joshua Chamberlain, receiving the stacked arms of the ragged Confederate army, gallantly orders his men to salute their returning countrymen.


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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