Gods and Generals

Gods and Generals

A Novel of the Civil War

Book - 2011
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The extraordinary lives, passions, and careers of four great military leaders-- Stonewall Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain, and Robert E. Lee-- come to a climax as Union and Confederate forces clash on the battlefields of the Civil War. A worthy companion to The Killer Angels... Shaara brilliantly charts the war, the exploits of the combatants and their motivations. He also concisely shows how the early parts of the campaign unfolded. His accounts of the battles of Williamsburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville are exciting... Though the story of the Civil War has been told many times, this is the rare version that conveys what it must have felt like.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2011.
Edition: Ballantine Books trade paperback ed.
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780345409577
Characteristics: xii, 512 pages :,maps ;,21 cm.

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mjdillon1702
Aug 05, 2016

One of the best, if not the best,of all Civil War historical fiction.

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MARYMO1
Jul 18, 2014

Makes me want to read more about the Civil War

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green_jay_5
Jul 10, 2014

A great read that puts you in the shoes of the Civil War's soldiers, Union and Confederate. It really makes you think more about the feelings of the men fighting instead of just the statistics. A must-read for every history fan.

sean98 Mar 25, 2011

A must read before moving on to Pulitzer Prize winning "The Killing Angels" by Michael Shaara.

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Keogh
Jan 22, 2010

The early years of the Civil War through the eyes of Lee, Jackson, Hancock, Chamberlain, and more. Shaara picks up the legacy of his father and gives us the first sign of his own exceptional storytelling skills.

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'You can't fire a cannon down main street of Washington without hitting a newly appointed Colonel.'

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