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The Killer Angels
The Classic Novel of the Civil War
Written by Michael Shaara

The Killer Angels
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Category: Fiction - Historical; Fiction - War; Fiction - Adventure
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: August 1987
Price: $7.99
Can. Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-34810-4 (0-345-34810-9)
Pages: 384
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, unabridged audiobook download, eBook, hardcover, hardcover, trade paperback and in large print trade paperback.



 
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



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Michael Shaara was born in Jersey City in 1929 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1951. His early science fiction short stories were published in Galaxy magazine in 1952. He later began writing other works of fiction and published more than seventy short stories in many magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. His first novel, The Broken Place, was published in 1968. But it was a simple family vacation to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1966 that gave him the inspiration for his greatest achievement, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels, published in 1974. Michael Shaara went on to write two more novels, The Noah Conspiracy and For Love of the Game, which were published posthumously in 1988.





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