Gods and Generals has ratings and reviews. Ron said: For those who may not know, Jeff Shaara is the son of Michael Shaara who wrote The Killer. This is the question that haunts Gods and Generals, Jeff Shaara’s moving novel Using a novelist’s tools and the techniques of psychohistory, Shaara takes us. The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Killer Angels In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff.
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You really see the stark difference between the Rebels who loved and trusted their leaders, and the Federal armies who distrusted and disliked many of theirs.
An award-winning television writer tries to rescue Civil War history from the clutches of droning, uninspired history teachers. Also in Civil War Trilogy. The characters were good. Rise to Rebellion The Glorious Cause The author’s father was named Michael Shaara and wrote “The Killer Angels” which was a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that was made into the movie “Gettysburg”. While I’m sure that was true of some, Sharra portrays the Southern Generals as fighting for their homeland, for their families, and as unwilling to turn When my history professor gave me a list of books to choose from to read for his Civil War class, I chose this one on impulse.
Shaara has divided his novel into four parts. Notably, three of these men would have prominent roles in The Killer Angels, the story of the 3-day battle of Gettysburg.
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Was that a critical moment? Jackson is deeply religious, verging on fanatic, a perfectionist, misplaced in the classroom at Virginia Military Institute where his students call him “Tom Fool. Am I missing some foreshadowing? Because of a lack of xnd officers and despite having no previous military training, he is appointed Lieutenant Colonel, second in command of the Twentieth Maine Regiment under Colonel Adelbert Ames. Finally, having a bit of knowledge and background to the jfef and tactics of the armies both North and South of the time is not necessarily crucial, but is widely helpful to keep yourself centered on events.
Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. In actuality the idea for those two books came from the publishers.
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Shaata a nightmarish repetition of the mistakes of his predecessors, Hooker pulls back, ordering his troops to dig defensive trenches. What are the moral questions that this raises? But there was real carnage at, Manassas, or Bull Run, where General McDowell accompanied by congressmen, dignitaries and carriages filled with brightly dressed women watched Union soldiers massacred by a determined Rebel army.
Other books in the series. It focuses instead on the waste of human life engendered by war, finds few villains, jefc celebrates those who live by their beliefs and carry on honorably, despite egotistical or inept superiors, the vicissitudes of chance, and the physical suffering of war.
Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply troubled men—through to its riveting conclusion at Appomattox.
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They know “it will be a bloody mess,” but they are soldiers first, whose duty is to obey their superiors. I think not, but it is nonetheless quite enjoyable and stands as a worthy tribute by a son to his father. Lee never wanted the war, did not believe in slavery, but like each man brought to war he would defend the state he called home.
Burnside declares the map wrong, denying the existence of a canal. Sure, it is a piece of fiction, but Shaara’s take on these giants of military history seems so believable the minute you are introduced to the main actors. Hancock is a Brigadier General for the Federal Army. Stonewall Jackson understands that Hooker is simply “waiting for us to take the fight to him. Random House Large Print Availability: And though McClellan succeeds in turning back the invading Confederates at Antietam, he does not press his advantage, so no decisive victory results.
Apr 06, Matthew Hodge rated it it was amazing Shelves: Added by 1 of our members. Retrieved from ” https: Novels by Jeff Shaara.
When Jackson learns who has shot him, he places no blame and ascribes his injury to “the war. Jan 03, Riley Feldmann rated it it was nad.
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No one was more surprised than Jeff sshaara. It spends a considerable amount of time on First Bull Run, which played only a minor role in the book.
Those two small complaints behind, I cannot recommend this book enough. November to Apriledited by Jon L. Indianapolis and New York: