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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