<Embed>
301 used & new from $5.05

Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy) Mass Market Paperback – August 12, 1987

4.7 out of 5 stars 2,682 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Mass Market Paperback, August 12, 1987
$6.32
$24.21 $0.25
Textbook Binding
$16.27

Books with Buzz
Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. Explore more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

This novel reveals more about the Battle of Gettysburg than any piece of learned nonfiction on the same subject. Michael Shaara's account of the three most important days of the Civil War features deft characterizations of all of the main actors, including Lee, Longstreet, Pickett, Buford, and Hancock. The most inspiring figure in the book, however, is Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, whose 20th Maine regiment of volunteers held the Union's left flank on the second day of the battle. This unit's bravery at Little Round Top helped turned the tide of the war against the rebels. There are also plenty of maps, which convey a complete sense of what happened July 1-3, 1863. Reading about the past is rarely so much fun as on these pages.

Review

“My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.”—James M. McPherson

“Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive.”—Ken Burns
 
“Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time.”—The Seattle Times
 
“Utterly absorbing.”—Forbes


Product details

  • Lexile measure : 610L
  • Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
  • Mass Market Paperback : 355 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0345348109
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0345348104
  • Dimensions : 4.2 x 1 x 6.9 inches
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books (August 12, 1987)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 2,682 ratings

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
2,682 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2018
Verified Purchase
23 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2018
Verified Purchase
19 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2018
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2017
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Intelligent of the West Midlands.
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving....and humbling.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2017
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Peter Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving account of a key event
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 29, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
JohnSD
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and informative
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 15, 2020
Verified Purchase
Mr Joel A Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 12, 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Martin Walden
4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and reflective
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2020
Verified Purchase
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: angel historical fantasy, classic novels, classic science fiction books, battle angel, Novels Books