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If you like Civil War history at all, if you enjoy historical fiction at all, if you just like a good book... read this one!
As a prelude to Gettysburg (movie)/Killer Angels (book), Shaara's novel covers the beginnings of Generals like Jackson, Lee and Hancock.
Shaara does a fantastic job of researching the characters, and the dialogue feels very realistic, like you are a part of the story.
By taking the facts and adding his own interpretation of what the men involved were thinking and feeling is a very cool format to read about historical events. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Casey S Billings
Jeff Shaara undertakes a monumental task in "Gods and Generals." Jeff is the son of the late Michael Shaara whose award-winning novel of the battle of Gettysburg, "The... Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Tom Oxenham
I was blown away at the range of emotions this novel took me through. A great historical fiction piece.Published 20 days ago by Sam S Smith
I am a big fan of military histories - fact and fiction. For years my biggest gap was the American Civil War (War Between the States). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jim Harris
The war fought by general officers that where not always in agreement on tactics and many conflicts within
The military led to some disastrous results and tremendous loss of... Read more
Jeff Shaara places his novel within the historical context of the Civil War while his fictionalized story makes for an interesting means of understanding what went on and why.Published 1 month ago by LTC J. G. Woyansky