The Civil War Trilogy: Gods and Generals / The Killer Angels / The Last Full Measure

By Michael Shaara, Jeff Shaara

Michael Shaara reinvented the battle novel together with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara endured his father’s legacy with a sequence of centuries-spanning New York occasions bestsellers. This quantity assembles 3 Civil struggle novels from America’s first family members of army fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The final complete Measure.
 
Gods and Generals lines the lives, passions, and careers of the nice army leaders—Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain—from the collection clouds of conflict. The Killer Angels re-creates the struggle for America’s future within the conflict of Gettysburg, the 4 so much bloody and brave days of our nation’s historical past. And The final complete Measure brings to existence the ultimate years of the Civil battle, chasing the escalating clash among Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply afflicted men—through to its riveting end at Appomattox.
 
Praise for Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara’s Civil struggle trilogy
 
“Brilliant doesn't even start to describe the Shaara gift.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“Shaara’s superbly delicate novel delves deeply within the empathetic realm of psycho-history, the place enemies don't exist—just mortal males compelled to make the most important judgements and continue to exist at the related battlefield.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals
 
“Remarkable . . . a ebook that modified my existence . . . I had by no means visited Gettysburg, knew nearly not anything approximately that conflict sooner than I learn the booklet, yet right here all of it got here alive.”—Ken Burns, on The Killer Angels
 
The final complete Measure is greater than one other historic novel. it's rooted in heritage, yet its power is the section of humanity flowing via its characters. . . . The booklet is compelling, effortless to learn, good researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . in brief, it really is every thing reader may possibly ask for.”—Chicago Tribune

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The Last Full Measure: A Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)

By Jeff Shaara

Within the Pulitzer prize–winning vintage The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the best Civil warfare novel of our time. within the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara’s son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father’s imaginative and prescient, telling the epic tale of the occasions culminating within the conflict of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this mythical father-son trilogy to its lovely end in a unique that brings to existence the ultimate years of the Civil War.
 
As The final complete Measure opens, Gettysburg is prior and the conflict advances to its 3rd brutal yr. at the Union part, the gulf among the politicians in Washington and the generals within the box yawns ever wider. by no means has the bulky Union military so desperately wanted a decisive, hard-nosed chief. it's at this severe second that Lincoln areas Ulysses S. supply in command—and turns the tide of war.
 
For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg used to be an unspeakable disaster—compounded via the shattering lack of the fiery Stonewall Jackson months earlier than. Lee understands higher than an individual that the South can't continue to exist a battle of attrition. yet with the complete devotion of his generals—Longstreet, Hill, Stuart—and his dependable religion in God, Lee is set to struggle to the sour end.
 
the following too is Joshua Chamberlain, the varsity professor who emerged because the Union hero of Gettysburg—and who will upward push to develop into one of many maximum figures of the Civil War.
 
conflict through wonderful conflict, Shaara dramatizes the escalating disagreement among Lee and Grant—complicated, heroic, deeply males. From the high priced conflict of the barren region to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee’s epoch-making quit at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting end of the Civil warfare in the course of the minds and hearts of the people who gave their final complete measure.
 
packed with human ardour and the spellbinding fact of background, The final complete Measure is the proper capstone to an impressive literary trilogy.

From the Hardcover edition.

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1861: The Civil War Awakening

By Adam Goodheart

Because the usa marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of our defining nationwide drama, 1861 provides a gripping and unique account of the way the Civil battle began.
1861 is an epic of braveness and heroism past the battlefields. Early in that fateful 12 months, a moment American revolution spread out, inspiring a brand new iteration to reject their parents’ religion in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable within the identify of an amazing. It set Abraham Lincoln at the route to greatness and thousands of slaves at the street to freedom.

The ebook introduces us to a heretofore little-known solid of Civil conflict heroes—among them an acrobatic armed forces colonel, an explorer’s spouse, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of recent York urban firemen, a neighborhood of Virginia slaves, and a tender university professor who could someday turn into president. Adam Goodheart takes us from the corridors of the White apartment to the slums of new york, from the mouth of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston universal to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at this second of final trouble and selection.

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The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox (Vintage Civil War Library)

By Shelby Foote

"An unheard of fulfillment, an American Iliad, a special paintings uniting the scholarship of the historian and the excessive clarity of the firstclass novelist." —Walker Percy

"I have by no means learn a greater, extra brilliant, extra comprehensible account of the savage scuffling with among Grant's and Lee's armies.... Foote remains with the human strife and pain, and in contrast to such a lot Southern commentators, he doesn't take facets. In objectivity, in variety, in mastery of element in great thing about language and feeling for the folks concerned, this paintings surpasses the rest at the subject.... It stands along the paintings of the simplest of them." —New Republic

"Foote is a novelist who quickly deserted fiction to use the novelist's shaping hand to heritage: his version isn't Thucydides yet The Iliad, and his tale, blameless of notes and formal bibliography, has a literary layout. no longer through accident...but for cathartic influence is loads area given to the war's unwinding, it really is ultimate shudders and convulsions.... To learn this chronicle is an grand and relocating event. background and literature are infrequently so completely mixed as right here; one finishes this quantity confident that nobody desire adopt this actual firm again." —Newsweek

"The so much written-about struggle in heritage has, with this of entirety of Shelby Foote's trilogy, been given the epic therapy it deserves." —Providence Journal

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The American Civil War, Volume 4: The War in the West 1863-1865 (Essential Histories, Volume 11)

By Joseph T. Glatthaar

Union army forces suffered non permanent defeat via sustained luck within the Western Theater in the course of the moment 1/2 the yank Civil conflict. Following the Union's defeat at Chickamauga, Ulysses S. provide took command at Chattanooga and orchestrated a amazing victory which prepared the ground for a Union develop opposed to Atlanta, a accomplice urban moment in value basically to Richmond. This booklet lines the occasions that surrounded the trap of Atlanta, via Sherman's well-known crusade of destruction throughout the southern inside which culminated in April 1865 with the give up of the final significant accomplice box military at Durham Station, North Carolina.

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Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage Civil War Library)

Winner of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in army History

An Economist Best ebook of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews top Nonfiction publication of the Year

The conflict of Gettysburg has been written approximately at size and carefully dissected by way of strategic value, yet by no means earlier than has a booklet taken readers so as regards to the event of the person soldier.

Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Allen C. Guelzo indicates us the face, the points of interest and the sounds of nineteenth-century wrestle: the stone partitions and gunpowder clouds of Pickett’s cost; the explanation that the military of Northern Virginia might be smelled prior to it may be noticeable; the march of hundreds of thousands of fellows from the banks of the Rappahannock in Virginia to the Pennsylvania hills. What emerges is a formerly untold tale of military existence within the Civil warfare: from the private politics roiling the Union and accomplice officer ranks, to the odd personality of artillery devices. via such scrutiny, one among history’s epic battles is given terribly vibrant new existence.

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Little Women

Little girls is a unique through American writer Louisa may perhaps Alcott (1832–1888), which used to be initially released in volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books speedily over a number of months on the request of her writer. the unconventional follows the lives of 4 sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from early life to womanhood, and is loosely in accordance with the writer and her 3 sisters. Little girls was once a right away advertisement and important luck, and readers demanded to grasp extra in regards to the characters. Alcott quick accomplished a moment quantity, entitled sturdy other halves. It used to be additionally winning. the 2 volumes have been issued in 1880 in one paintings entitled Little girls. Alcott additionally wrote sequels to her renowned paintings, either one of which additionally featured the March sisters: Little males (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). even if Little girls used to be a unique for women, it differed particularly from the present writings for kids, specially women. the radical addressed 3 significant subject matters: "domesticity, paintings, and real love, them all interdependent and every essential to the fulfillment of its heroine's person identity." Little girls "has been learn as a romance or as a quest, or either. it's been learn as a kin drama that validates advantage over wealth", but additionally "as a method of escaping that existence by means of girls who knew its gender constraints in basic terms too well". in line with Sarah Elbert, Alcott created a brand new kind of literature, person who took parts from Romantic kid's fiction and mixed it with others from sentimental novels, leading to a unconditionally new layout. Elbert argued that inside of Little girls are available the 1st imaginative and prescient of the "All-American lady" and that her a number of features are embodied within the differing March sisters.

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Devil's Dream: A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest

By Madison Smartt Bell

A strong new novel approximately Nathan Bedford Forrest, the main reviled, celebrated, and mythical of Civil struggle generals. With an analogous eloquence, dramatic power, and seize of historical past that marked his award-winning fictional trilogy of the Haitian Revolution, Madison Smartt Bell now turns his gaze to America’s Civil battle. We see Forrest off and on the battlefield, in much less general yet no much less revealing moments of his lifestyles; we see him treating his slaves humanely whilst he fights to make sure their persevered enslavement; we see his knack for conserving his enemy unsettled, his intuition for the unforeseen, and his relentless stamina. As Devil's Dream moves from side to side in time, a shiny portrait comes into concentration: a coarse, fierce guy with a existence choked with contradictions.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Petersburg 1864-65: The longest siege (Campaign)

By Ron Field

In 1864, Petersburg, Virginia grew to become the surroundings for one of many final nice campaigns of the yankee Civil warfare (1861-1865) and the longest siege in American background. After his failure to trap Richmond within the Spring, basic Ulysses S. furnish made up our minds to strangle the existence out of the accomplice military of Northern Virginia by way of surrounding the town of Petersburg and removing common Robert E. Lee's provide traces.

The resulting siege might keep it up for almost ten months, contain 160,000 infantrymen, and notice a few pitched battles together with the conflict of the Crater, Reams Station, Hatcher's Run, and White Oak street. yet round those battles have been lengthy days of dwelling in trenches, enduring bad nutrition and wintry weather climate, and soreness consistent artillery bombardment. In April of 1865, provide ordered a sweeping offensive opposed to the beleaguered Confederates, which broke Lee's correct flank and compelled him to retreat to Appomattox courtroom residence, the place he surrendered every week later.

Written by means of a professional at the American Civil conflict, this ebook examines the final conflict among the armies of U.S. provide and Robert E. Lee.

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