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El Shaara followed by Jeff s seuel The Last Full Measure This was Jeff s first book and it must have been intimidating writing a preuel to his father s book which had won the Pulitzer prize and been made into the astonishingly good film GettysburgBut Jeff rose to the challenge admirably and delivered a book similar in tone to his father s and carefully maintaining the air of tragedy that his father achieved in The Killer Angels For those who are new Gods and Generals starts at the beginning of the American Civil War and follows four of the major commanders through the first three years of the war What makes this trilogy so uniue is its even handednes Focus is on a few officers from both sides before Gettysburg Dislike A complete and total dislike The description was good The characters were good The story ine was fine Just Don t Like ItThat s all I have to say I m going to uote the words of Jason Mraz and say I won t give up on us God knows I m tough enough We ve got a Water Music lot toearn God knows we re worth itWell it turns out I m not tough enough and this book wasn t worth it Oh and I m totally giving up on us Rating 275 stars This book is the story of 4 generals or maybe I seriously don t know and what they went through during the Civil warSeems exciting enough The problem is I don t read historical fiction but this book was so cheap I just couldn t help myselfThis book was Revived like a map and I m horrible with directions Also I m not American so I didn t know half of the places the author was talking about Why 275 starsThe goodThe writing was pretty greatIiked some of the characters and understood their decisions regarding which side they supported North or SouthThe character s stories background and difference in faith was enjoyable to read aboutThe badDescription description and did I mention the descriptionI Student Research Projects in Calculus liked the characters but I didn t LIKE the charactersWar startegies and politics So hard to understandSlow PACEIf youike politics and historical fiction you will really ike this bookMaybe when I m wiser and older I will finish reading it and ike it Probably not about being wiser and finishing the book I Love for Imperfect Things like historical fiction and picked up this book for that reason However it seemsess A Heart of Stone like fiction andike military history This book seemed to me to be endless descriptions of what every general on both sides was doing during the Civil War and not the whole Civil War but just until 1863 This is the first book by either of the Shaaras that I have read and I won t read another Obviously I didn t know what I was getting into because I know he is very well regarded by many people. G how each compensated for shortcomings and failures when put to the test The perspectives of the four men particularly concerning the battles at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville make vivid the realities of
I Taking Instruction (Taboo, love how Jeff Shaara writes It takes some getting used to yes but once you get used to itBrilliant Outstanding I especiallyove how he focuses on the army barely touches the political side of the war and when the political side is touched it s mostly negativeI d never thought to deeply about the Civil war until this school year Now with this book coming to top off my school year I must say history is a whole Language and Linguistics lot complicated then I thoughtThe story begins in 1858 57 not sure which with some background information on the men the story focused on Robert E Lee Winfeild Scott Hancock Thomas J Stonewall Jackson and Joshua Lauwrence Chamberlain These four men and their experiences in the Civil War form the main story I knew most of the battle s outcomes due to reading Stonewall Jackson a portrait of a soldier right before reading Gods and Generals But all the same the masterful way Shaara wove the storyIt was amazing Actually though the thing that fascinated me the most was the Generals of the North A parade of men going through President Lincoln really didn t have muchuck at all choosing a commander I Divertimento lost track of how many generals had been in command and had toook it up I think by the Battle of Chancellorsville there d been at Love Is a Fairy Tale least 4 different commanders I wish highschools would teach historyike this Most of my friends hate social studies but I ADORE history Read this book One of the most wonderful books on the main Civil War battles I ve read in a Promise at Dawn long time Seeking uality historical novels about the American Civil War I came to this trilogy which I see is particularly popular From the beginning however I was troubled by the order in which I should read them if I should read them in chronological order in the order they were written or based on their uality Because I also read a This book could be considered the preuel to THE KILLER ANGELS reviewed separately written by Mr Shaara s father This book takes a uniue perspectiveeading up to the Civil War introducing us to the notable historical figures in that confrontation Mr Shaara shares with the reader through excellent characterization and dialogue why the Civil war was so important to these men The author manages to bring to ife the years eading up to the Civil War Seemingly historically accurate this book answered many of my uestions about why this battle even happened Obviously the dialogue and innermost thoughts expressed by the characters in this book are speculation but the book did serve it s purpose for me It did answer any uestions in my mind in a colorful non textbook wayAlthough as mentioned I generally shy away fr. In a preuel of sorts to his father Michael Shaara's 1974 epic novel The Killer Angels Jeff Shaara explores the ives of Generals Lee Hancock Jackson and Chamberlain as the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg approaches.
Om war books I do enjoy historical fiction and in my opinion this was historical fiction at its best For those who may not know Jeff Shaara is the son of Michael Shaara who wrote The Killer Angels Without that great book there would be no Gods and Generals or the many other books Jeff has written since this first one Let me first talk about The Killer Angels Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 it did not receive the public recognition it deserved until after Michael Shaara s death at age 50 That s sad to me because it is such a good book The recognition finally came when the movie Gettysburg based on the book was released in 1993 Shaara didn t get to realize this but his son did I had just assumed it was Jeff s idea to continue his dad s work creating the two books that would sandwich his dad s novel In actuality the idea for those two books came from the publishers Jeff had never even attempted writing This would be his first book Well I think writing is in the family genes I have read that he doesn t uite write with the prose that his dad did It s been too ong since reading The Killer Angels for me to judge I just know that the story he created here in Gods and Generals is very good Gods and Generals is a personalized historical novel Like The Killer Angels it is a character driven story wholly based on the detailed facts of our country s Civil War What s so good about these books is the getting to know the soldiers Each man struggled with fear and hoped for the The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery life on the other side of this war knowing this certain day of battle may be theirast If you ve ever watched Ken Burns The Civil War documentary then you Darkmere ll know what I m saying It sike seeing men and women from the past Chamberlain was a school teacher who volunteered for war because believed in his country Hancock was a brave Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? leader hampered by the generals above his status Jackson was a brilliant strategist and devout Christian with a soft heart that I didn t know about Lee never wanted the war did not believe in slavery butike each man brought to war he would defend the state he called homeSo I didn t Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den love itike I did The Killer Angels but I Scraps Of The Untainted Sky liked it very much Iiked going back to this pivotal period of time and our country s fate All wars suck This war was so devastating to so many It can t be forgotten A Civil War book fictionalizing several different sectors of society Set mostly in the time it seemed possible the South would actually win the warNot bad but I m not entirely convinced of the historiosity The first in the epic fatherson Civil War trilogy the next one is The Killer Angels by Jeff s father Micha. Shaara captures the disillusionment of both Lee and Hancock early in their careers Lee's conflict with oyalty Jackson's overwhelming Christian ethic and Chamberlain's total ack of experience while illustratin.
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Jeff Shaara a descendant of Italian immigrants was born in New Brunswick New Jersey Shaara was originally spelled Sciarra He grew up in Tallahassee Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Criminology From age 16 Jeff operated a rare coin business first out of his home then in a retail store After moving to Tampa Jeff became one of the most widely know