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Gone for Soldiers

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Written by Jeff ShaaraAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jeff Shaara

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
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  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: July 3, 2001
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-42751-9 (0-345-42751-3)
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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 poignant of all is the appearance of so many characters who will fight under opposing flags 13 years later. Stonewall Jackson shows up as a humorless young lieutenant with a spiritual reverence for his artillery, and Ulysses S. Grant awkwardly meets [Robert E.] Lee. . . . The salvaging of such episodes from history is ultimately a patriotic task, deserving of gratitude."--The Washington Post Book World

"Compelling . . . Thrilling . . . Shaara briskly drives the U.S. forces to Mexico City, building suspense at each battle, all towards the climactic storming of the gates of the capital. . . . [He] has humanized the mythos of Lee as no one ever has and, in doing, makes an enduring contribution to literature."--Civil War Book Review