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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.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the humanity of those involved. The politics took a backseat and the reader was able to see the human beings involved in this political... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kevin
A most informing description of how, why and who fought the Civil war. An insight to individuals reasons separating from friends, schoolmates, and family to take up arms for the... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Richard Finch
This is an excellent lead up to "The Killer Angels" and the battle at Gettysburg, portraying the lives of the principal participants prior to and through the early years of... Read morePublished 29 days ago by William Hovis
This is the last book of trilogy that I read and I would recommend it even though I preferred the other two. Read morePublished 1 month ago by G-Rock
Jeff Shaara is one of my favorite war authors. He tells it like it was.Published 1 month ago by Robert Boos
very interesting It seems to me that the civil war was not necessary. what a waste of lives. I don't think the leaders of the both armies were necessarily good in their capacities... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ferd mcelfresh