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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
The Killer Angels is a unique, sweeping, and unforgettable dramatic re-creation of the battle at Gettysburg which would ultimately shape America's destiny. Delving into the psyches of all the major players involved in the great battle—from the generals, to the soldiers, to the handful of Europeans "observing" the American war—Shaara gives the reader uncanny insight into the characters of the men, their passions, quirks, and motivations, and the decisions which marked their fates. He brings history to life with accurate factual testimony and a novelist's sharp eye for detail, as well as a deep pathos for these historical characters.
“The best and most realistic historical novel about war I have ever read.”--General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
“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, Author of Battle Cry of Freedom
“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