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I am not really a fan of books about war I have trouble envisioning the action and the maneuvers of the troops and I find that I get lost in the details and just don t really care about the charactersBecause of this I didn t have high hopes for The Killer Angels but it was this month s selection for my book club and I decided to give it a tryThis book was incredible I did have some trouble keeping track of the characters I ended up making myself a cheat sheet with things like Longstreet Confederate general Lee s second in command Nickname Pete Actually Longstreet I could keep track of It was Pettigrew and Pender and Sykes and Sedgewick that kept tripping me up The maps were very helpful as I tried to visualize the action but they were less helpful when I couldn t remember which names were Union and which were ConfederateThis is a novel so it s a fictionalized account of the Battle of Gettysburg but Shaara clearly did his research Written from the shifting perspective of the main players in the battle and drawn from the personal correspondence of these men as well as the historic record and Shaara s own embellishments and best guesses this book explains the nuances of the battle and of the war clearly than I ve read before I ve been taught the Civil War from the perspective that there was a clear side to root for I ve known for a long while that the reality was murkier than this but Shaara helped make this murkiness apparent to me or perhaps I m just now of an age where I can embrace murkiness better than I could in high school and college There is a distinction here between the Cause and the people doing the fighting I don t think that s a distinction I ve often seenShaara puts the reader in Gettysburg not only in the location but in the minds of the people who were there All of the things people say about the Civil War the idea of brothers fighting against brothers the internal conflict and sense of near heresy of killing one s own countrymen the ambivalence of Northerners to the people the slaves were even as they disagreed with the institution of slavery Shaara illustrates clearly hereThe book is peppered with lyrical powerful passages but two stand out for me as particularly movingOne is a speech Chamberlain gives to a group of would be deserters handed over as prisoners to his brigade to try and convince a few of them to fight rather than just ride out the battle as prisonersThis is a different kind of army Chamberlain explains If you look at history you ll see men fight for pay or women or some other kind of loot They fight for land or because a king makes them or just because they like killing But we re here for something new I don tthis hasn t happened in the history of the world We re an army going out to set other men freeThe other passage that really struck me was when Longstreet and Hood were saying goodbye to one another before a fight Longstreet puts out his hand for Hood to shakeHood took the hand held it for a moment Sometimes you touched a man like this and it was the last time and the next time you saw him he was cold and white and bloodless and the warmth was gone foreverI just found the way Shaara uses language to be powerful poignant but not overdone at all He has a light touch which lets the scenes shine through The writing was easy to read the story rather less soI think I can blame this book at least in part for the gloomy mood I ve been in the past few days It s an incredible book about an infamously dark battle in our country s darkest war Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original recreation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg in a new. I am not Greek to Me Learning New Testament Greek Through Memory Visualization really a fan of books about war I have trouble envisioning the action and the maneuvers of the troops and I find that I get lost in the details and just don t Milk and CookiesA Frank Asch Bear Story A Parents Magazine Read Aloud Original really care about the charactersBecause of this I didn t have high hopes for The Killer Angels but it was this month s selection for my book club and I decided to give it a tryThis book was incredible I did have some trouble keeping track of the characters I ended up making myself a cheat sheet with things like Longstreet Confederate general Lee s second in command Nickname Pete Actually Longstreet I could keep track of It was Pettigrew and Pender and Sykes and Sedgewick that kept tripping me up The maps were very helpful as I tried to visualize the action but they were less helpful when I couldn t Airliners in Flight A Gallery of Air To Air Photography remember which names were Union and which were ConfederateThis is a novel so it s a fictionalized account of the Battle of Gettysburg but Shaara clearly did his Anglo Saxon Paganism record and Shaara s own embellishments and best guesses this book explains the nuances of the battle and of the war clearly than I ve The Ghostly Lover read before I ve been taught the Civil War from the perspective that there was a clear side to Cuckold Diaper Slave root for I ve known for a long while that the Lynyrd Skynyrd I'll Never Forget You reality was murkier than this but Shaara helped make this murkiness apparent to me or perhaps I m just now of an age where I can embrace murkiness better than I could in high school and college There is a distinction here between the Cause and the people doing the fighting I don t think that s a distinction I ve often seenShaara puts the Boys of Summer Volume 1 reader in Gettysburg not only in the location but in the minds of the people who were there All of the things people say about the Civil War the idea of brothers fighting against brothers the internal conflict and sense of near heresy of killing one s own countrymen the ambivalence of Northerners to the people the slaves were even as they disagreed with the institution of slavery Shaara illustrates clearly hereThe book is peppered with lyrical powerful passages but two stand out for me as particularly movingOne is a speech Chamberlain gives to a group of would be deserters handed over as prisoners to his brigade to try and convince a few of them to fight Geeking Out on 11C rather than just Attack of the Living Mask Choose Your Own Nightmare #17 ride out the battle as prisonersThis is a different kind of army Chamberlain explains If you look at history you ll see men fight for pay or women or some other kind of loot They fight for land or because a king makes them or just because they like killing But we Virtue re here for something new I don tthis hasn t happened in the history of the world We Breaking Ground re an army going out to set other men freeThe other passage that IBM's Early Computers History of Computing really struck me was when Longstreet and Hood were saying goodbye to one another before a fight Longstreet puts out his hand for Hood to shakeHood took the hand held it for a moment Sometimes you touched a man like this and it was the last time and the next time you saw him he was cold and white and bloodless and the warmth was gone foreverI just found the way Shaara uses language to be powerful poignant but not overdone at all He has a light touch which lets the scenes shine through The writing was easy to Catholic Social Teaching read the story Island of Fear and Other Science Fiction Stories rather less soI think I can blame this book at least in part for the gloomy mood I ve been in the past few days It s an incredible book about an infamously dark battle in our country s darkest war

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download The Killer Angels review » The Killer Angels characters  eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Michael Shaara Incisive portraits of Lee Longstreet Meade and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with rich. Michael Shaara s passion gave life to something uniue and singularly extraordinary in this Pullitzer Prize winning novel With high charged emotive prose lush descriptions and fully fleshed characters he transforms the The Battle of Gettysburg the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War into a gorgeously rendered and deeply personal story populated by flawed ordinary men caught in an extraordinary concatenation of circumstances by the machinations of Fate Shaara s reduction of this momentous event into a tapestry woven of a myriad of individual observations and subjective accounts so seamlessly alternates between heart swelling and heart wrenchingthat your own blood pumper may need an overhaul by the time your finished Shaara s approach for this story was so revolutionary at the time that he couldn t even find a publisher willing to distribute his novel Recounting the period of June 30 July 3 1863 the day before and the 3 days of the Battle of Gettysburg Shaara s narrative filters the events surrounding the battle through the subjective lens of the leaders of the two armies Today his approach has been mimicked so often by those inspired by his achievement that it s likely to feel familiar to those reading it for the first time see reference to Ken Burn s Civil War below However back in 1975 it was fresh and daring and uniue Shaara jumps back and forth between dozens of viewpoints each serving an important function and providing a uniue perspective on the events surrounding the conflict The most notable players in Shaara s epic play are For the South Commanding General Robert E Lee General George Pickett General James Longstreet and British Col Arthur Freemantle and For the North Commanding General George Meade General John Buford andCol Josh Chamberlain Through these soldiers and many others Shaara emphasizes the motivations decisions and actions of these men and how each of their uniue and very human perspectives along with the ever present fog of war resulted in the final outcome at Gettysburg Not being a Civil War buff there was one part early in the story that I found fascinating to read According to Shaara and many historians I have come to find but for one ambiguous order on the part of General Lee to his conservative cream puff of a subordinate General Richard Ewell the South may very well have won the Battle of Gettysburg and drastically changed the outcome of the Civil War Here is the order by General Lee as recounted by Shaara Tell General Ewell the Federal troops are retreating in confusion It is only necessary to push those people to get possession of those heights Of course I do not know his situation and I do not want him to engage a superior force but I do want him to take that hill if he thinks practicable Emphasis added Four simple words if he thinks practicable were enough wiggle room to permit Ewell to justify ignoring Lee s order and deciding against taking Cemetery Hill This inaction allowed the Union to entrench themselves on the higher well defended ground Shaara goes on to make it clear through Lee s own personal musings that if hard charging BSD Gen Stonewall Jackson had not been killed weeks earlier Cemetery Hill would ve been taken and the outcome of the battle and possibly of history dramatically altered Another moment of the novel that I found simply breath stealing was the description of the battle of Little Round Top A single regiment of Union soldiers the 20th Maine held off a superior force of confederate charges for well over an hour until they finally ran out of ammunition With the confederate soldiers still advancing and no retreat possible Chamberlain raised his saber let loose the shout that was the greatest sound he could make boiling the yell up from his chest Fix bayonets Charge Fix bayonets Charge Fix bayonets Charge He leaped down from the boulder still screaming his voice beginning to crack and give and all around him his men were roaring animal screams and he saw the whole Regiment rising and pouring over the wall and beginning to bound down through the dark bushes over the dead and dying and wounded The result was that the soldiers from the South broke in the face of the furious charge and the Union held Little Round Top The fact that Chamberlain was a citizen solider being a college professor before volunteering for the army and yet acted so competently and with such courage was amazing to experience uite simply this is an extraordinary novel However for two completely subjective and probably unfair reasons I have elected to only rate this as a very strong 4 stars Reason 1 is that the Civil War is not favorite period of American history and so my juices don t flow as strongly when reading stories from this time as others smitten with the events Reason 2 goes by the name of Ken Burns and his brilliant mini series The Civil War That masterpiece has ruined me for all other depictions of the conflict The great irony is that Shaara s novel was a major influence on Burns s decision to create his mini series in the first place and Burns adopted to a great degree the tone and style employed by Shaara Alas Ken Burns got to me first and his expansive description of the war and the causes thereof keep him firmly dug in at the top of the charts Still a strong strong strong 45 stars and my HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION The Ghostly Lover rich. Michael Shaara s passion gave life to something uniue and singularly extraordinary in this Pullitzer Prize winning novel With high charged emotive prose lush descriptions and fully fleshed characters he transforms the The Battle of Gettysburg the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War into a gorgeously Cuckold Diaper Slave rendered and deeply personal story populated by flawed ordinary men caught in an extraordinary concatenation of circumstances by the machinations of Fate Shaara s Lynyrd Skynyrd I'll Never Forget You reduction of this momentous event into a tapestry woven of a myriad of individual observations and subjective accounts so seamlessly alternates between heart swelling and heart wrenchingthat your own blood pumper may need an overhaul by the time your finished Shaara s approach for this story was so Boys of Summer Volume 1 revolutionary at the time that he couldn t even find a publisher willing to distribute his novel Recounting the period of June 30 July 3 1863 the day before and the 3 days of the Battle of Gettysburg Shaara s narrative filters the events surrounding the battle through the subjective lens of the leaders of the two armies Today his approach has been mimicked so often by those inspired by his achievement that it s likely to feel familiar to those Geeking Out on 11C reading it for the first time see Attack of the Living Mask Choose Your Own Nightmare #17 reference to Ken Burn s Civil War below However back in 1975 it was fresh and daring and uniue Shaara jumps back and forth between dozens of viewpoints each serving an important function and providing a uniue perspective on the events surrounding the conflict The most notable players in Shaara s epic play are For the South Commanding General Robert E Lee General George Pickett General James Longstreet and British Col Arthur Freemantle and For the North Commanding General George Meade General John Buford andCol Josh Chamberlain Through these soldiers and many others Shaara emphasizes the motivations decisions and actions of these men and how each of their uniue and very human perspectives along with the ever present fog of war Virtue resulted in the final outcome at Gettysburg Not being a Civil War buff there was one part early in the story that I found fascinating to Breaking Ground read According to Shaara and many historians I have come to find but for one ambiguous order on the part of General Lee to his conservative cream puff of a subordinate General Richard Ewell the South may very well have won the Battle of Gettysburg and drastically changed the outcome of the Civil War Here is the order by General Lee as IBM's Early Computers History of Computing recounted by Shaara Tell General Ewell the Federal troops are Catholic Social Teaching retreating in confusion It is only necessary to push those people to get possession of those heights Of course I do not know his situation and I do not want him to engage a superior force but I do want him to take that hill if he thinks practicable Emphasis added Four simple words if he thinks practicable were enough wiggle Island of Fear and Other Science Fiction Stories room to permit Ewell to justify ignoring Lee s order and deciding against taking Cemetery Hill This inaction allowed the Union to entrench themselves on the higher well defended ground Shaara goes on to make it clear through Lee s own personal musings that if hard charging BSD Gen Stonewall Jackson had not been killed weeks earlier Cemetery Hill would ve been taken and the outcome of the battle and possibly of history dramatically altered Another moment of the novel that I found simply breath stealing was the description of the battle of Little Round Top A single Final Warning The Legacy of Chernobyl regiment of Union soldiers the 20th Maine held off a superior force of confederate charges for well over an hour until they finally Hedge Witch ran out of ammunition With the confederate soldiers still advancing and no The Eagle the Nightingales Bardic Voices #3 retreat possible Chamberlain The Couette and the Boarding School rising and pouring over the wall and beginning to bound down through the dark bushes over the dead and dying and wounded The Imagimorphia result was that the soldiers from the South broke in the face of the furious charge and the Union held Little Round Top The fact that Chamberlain was a citizen solider being a college professor before volunteering for the army and yet acted so competently and with such courage was amazing to experience uite simply this is an extraordinary novel However for two completely subjective and probably unfair The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here reasons I have elected to only The Homelanders The Homelanders #1 4 rate this as a very strong 4 stars Reason 1 is that the Civil War is not favorite period of American history and so my juices don t flow as strongly when Burning Attraction reading stories from this time as others smitten with the events Reason 2 goes by the name of Ken Burns and his brilliant mini series The Civil War That masterpiece has The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics ruined me for all other depictions of the conflict The great irony is that Shaara s novel was a major influence on Burns s decision to create his mini series in the first place and Burns adopted to a great degree the tone and style employed by Shaara Alas Ken Burns got to me first and his expansive description of the war and the causes thereof keep him firmly dug in at the top of the charts Still a strong strong strong 45 stars and my HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

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download The Killer Angels review » The Killer Angels characters  eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Michael Shaara Thirtieth anniversary edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning historical novel 10000 first printin. This is one of those books which changes the way people see a subject It is a fictional account of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 putting words into the mouths of some of the best remembered participants most notably Confederate Generals Robert E Lee and James Longstreet and Union Generals Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and John Buford actually Chamberlain was a colonel at this battle but eventually attained the rank of Major General before the end of the war The book violates a common perception of historical writing which says readers of war novels are interested in the common soldiers experiences rather than the generals who live in the lofty atmosphere of rear headuarters moving armies around like chess pieces Michael Shaara s book works by letting the reader into the private world of soldiers who are as torn by the emotions of decision making in the pandemonium of battle and fear of the unknown as those in all war novels only in this book they mostly happen to be the soldiers who are commanding all of the other soldiers in an engagement that has taken on a mythology which places it in the forefront of our nation s struggles and enshrines the very ground it was fought on as sacred as any piece of real estate in the United States The author was writing science fiction and straight fiction short stories for many major publications for years supplementing his income teaching English Lit at Florida State University before he published his first novel The Broken Place in 1968 It was a very good book but not commercially successful His second novel developed from a family visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield From my own experience I can relate to those who see that place for the first time and if they have a sense of historical perspective toward the war which defined this nation or are at least receptive to learning about the country s great struggle they can feel a sense of awe just standing on that ground and no doubt feel just as moved at other places that defined the national conscience This emotion definitely was felt by Shaara who described his first visit to Gettysburg as an extraordinary experience Shaara s desire to put his feelings on paper led to his decision to write a novel with a story told through the eyes of the leading characters Burning the candle at both ends teaching and writing and in his own recollection consuming large uantities of cigarettes and coffee he finished the novel seven years later His health was already poor having suffered a major heart attack at age 36 in 1965 He finally found a publisher and the book found a small audience after its release Winning the Pulitzer in 1975 helped but the novel s primary audience continued to be history buffs and professional military scholars it has been reuired reading at leading academies including the US Army War College and the US Military Academy at West Point among others The edition I read was loaned to me by a retired Army officer who had studied at the War College The author passed away from a fatal heart attack in May 1988 still semi famous He had written another novel For the Name of the Game eventually released as a movie in 1999 starring Kevin Costner The Killer Angels finally had its day in 1993 with the release of the film Gettysburg The interest in this Ted Turner backed film generated sales in the book which went to Number One on the New York Times bestseller list The Killer Angels has been followed by two related novels from the author s son Jeffrey Sharra Gods and Generals is a preuel to the events of the Civil War while The Last Full Measure begins where The Killer Angels leaves off The action in both novels occurs through the experiences of the same characters used by Michael Shaara in The Killer AngelsThough a novel this book is a favorite among Civil War readers on a level with the best non fictional works One reason is its underlying faithfulness to historically accurate character portrayals and accountings of the major turning points in the Gettysburg battle It is no exaggeration to claim that the experience of immersing oneself into this book will give any curious reader inspiration to want to know about the Civil War For those who think the reading of history must always be boring this book will dissuade those notions Civil War writing just doesn t get any better


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    (The Killer Angels) [E–book] Û Michael Shaara characters  eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Michael Shaara download The Killer Angels I am fairly sure that I read this book like 25 years ago as well It is so memorable as we see the events unfold through a series of perspectives from major actors Lee Chamberlain Buford LongstreetIt is a masterful evocation of this crucial battle in which the Civil War was or less decided even if it played out ov

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    (The Killer Angels) [E–book] Û Michael Shaara characters  eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Michael Shaara Michael Shaara ↠ 3 read I was reminded about this book while listening to a podcast the other day The guy mentioned The Killer Angels and I immediately thought about how much I had liked it and about my stepdad He was the reason I read it some twenty years ago now this book that I am sure I would never have picked up on my own He handed it to me one day said something like “This was really good You should read it” I remember thinking at least two things in

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Killer Angels
  • Michael Shaara
  • English
  • 15 May 2020
  • 9780679643241