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Jeff Shaara
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Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure–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. He lives in Gettysburg.

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A Blaze of Glory
A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00

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A Blaze of Glory
A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $28.00

In the first novel of a spellbinding new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows best. A Blaze of Glory takes us to the action-packed Western Theater for a vivid re-creation of one of the war’s bloodiest and most iconic engagements—the Battle... Read more >

A Blaze of Glory
A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

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A Blaze of Glory
A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $28.00

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A Chain of Thunder
A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $17.00

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A Chain of Thunder
A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $28.00

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A Chain of Thunder
A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $12.99

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A Chain of Thunder
A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $28.00

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The Fateful Lightning
A Novel of the Civil War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $28.00

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The Fateful Lightning
A Novel of the Civil War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $13.99

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The Fateful Lightning
A Novel of the Civil War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $28.00

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The Final Storm
A Novel of the War in the Pacific
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $16.00

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The Final Storm
A Novel of the War in the Pacific
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $28.00

The Final Storm opens a new front in Jeff Shaara’s gripping chronicle of World War II as soldiers, sailors, and marines sacrifice all for one final push toward decisive victory in the fierce maelstrom of the Pacific theater.

As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion... Read more >

The Final Storm
A Novel of the War in the Pacific
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Final Storm
A Novel of the War in the Pacific
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $28.00

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The Glorious Cause

Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: June 3, 2003
Price: $7.99

In Rise to Rebellion, bestselling author Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the American Revolution as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil War in Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure. Now he continues the amazing saga of how thirteen colonies became a nation, taking the conflict from kingdom and... Read more >

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The Glorious Cause

Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 3, 2003
Price: $15.95

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The Glorious Cause

Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 29, 2002
Price: $28.00

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The Glorious Cause

Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Gods and Generals
A Novel of the Civil War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 29, 1998
Price: $7.99

When Michael Shaara’s classic novel of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, first appeared, it won the Pulitzer Prize and became an instant classic. Now Michael’s son, Jeff, picks up his father’s legacy, with a gripping novel that begins with the first rumors of war and ends where his father’s landmark book takes... Read more >

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Gods and Generals
A Novel of the Civil War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 13, 1997
Price: $16.00

When Michael Sharra's classic novel of Gettysburg The Killer Angels, first appeared, it won the Pulitzer Prize and became an instant classic.  Now Michael's son, Jeff, picks up his father's legacy, with a gripping novel that begins with the first rumors of war and ends where his father's landmark book takes off.  Here... Read more >
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Gods and Generals
A Novel of the Civil War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $30.00

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Gods and Generals
A Novel of the Civil War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 5, 2000
Price: $7.99

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Gone for Soldiers
A Novel of the Mexican War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $7.99

With his acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, Jeff Shaara expanded upon his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels--ushering the reader through the poignant drama of this most bloody chapter in our history. Now, in Gone for Soldiers, Jeff Shaara carries... Read more >

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Gone for Soldiers
A Novel of the Mexican War
Written by Jeff Shaara


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 3, 2001
Price: $15.95

In vivid prose that illuminates the dark psychology of soldiers trapped behind enemy lines, Jeff Shaara brings to life the legendary characters, the stunning triumphs and soul-crushing defeats of this fascinating, long-forgotten war.

Shaara relies "on the history behind the men and their campaigns to tell the tale. . . . Most... Read more >
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