The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)



The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2) In The Four Most Bloody And Courageous Days Of Our Nation S History, Two Armies Fought For Two Dreams One Dreamed Of Freedom, The Other Of A Way Of Life Far Than Rifles And Bullets Were Carried Into Battle There Were Memories There Were Promises There Was Love And Far Than Men Fell On Those Pennsylvania Fields Shattered Futures, Forgotten Innocence, And Crippled Beauty Were Also The Casualties Of War The Killer Angels Is Unique, Sweeping, Unforgettable A Dramatic Re Creation Of The Battleground For America S Destiny.

Michael Shaara was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction He was born to Italian immigrant parents the family name was originally spelled Sciarra, which in Italian is pronounced the same way in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1951, and served as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne division prior to the Korean War.Before Shaara beg Michael Shaara was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction He was born to Italian immigrant parents the family name was originally spelled Sciarra, which in Italian is pronounced the same way in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1951, and served as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne division prior to the Korean War.Before Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines in the 1950s, he was an amateur boxer and police officer He later taught literature at Florida State University while continuing to write fiction The stress of this and his smoking caused him to have a heart attack at the early age of 36 from which he fully recovered His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975 Shaara died of another heart attack in 1988.Shaara s son, Jeffrey Shaara, is also a popular writer of historical fiction most notably sequels to his father s best known novel His most famous is the prequel to The Killer Angels, Gods and Generals Jeffrey was the one to finally get Michael s last book, For Love of the Game, published three years after he died Today there is a Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, established by Jeffrey Shaara, awarded yearly at Gettysburg College

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 345 pages
  • The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
  • Michael Shaara
  • English
  • 21 April 2017
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10 thoughts on “The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)

  1. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    This is a different kind of army 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 t this hasn t happened much in the history of the world We re an army going out to set other men free Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain The position of all the troops on July 3rd, 1863 The last day of battle You can see the famous fishhook This is a different kind of army 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 t this hasn t happened much in the history of the world We re an army going out to set other men free Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain The position of all the troops on July 3rd, 1863 The last day of battle You can see the famous fishhook deployment of the Union troops in blue.I hadn t really thought about how unusual it is in the history of the world for men to be fighting for the freedom of others It was one of many times while reading this book that Michael Shaara crystallized some thoughts...

  2. Stephen says:

    Michael Shaara s passion gave life to something unique 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 moment Michael Shaara s passion gave life to something unique 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 deepl...

  3. Matt says:

    Once Chamberlain had a speech memorized from Shakespeare and gave it proudly, the old man listening but not looking, and Chamberlain remembered it still What a piece of work is man in action how like an angel And the old man, grinning, had scratched his head and then said stiffly, Well, boy, if he s an angel, he s a murderin angel Michael Shaara, The Killer AngelsWhen it was first published, Michael Shaara s The Killer Angels landed with a thud Even when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Once Chamberlain had a speech memorized from Shakespeare and gave it proudly, the old man listening but not looking, and Chamberlain remembered it still What a piece of work is man in action how like an angel And the old man, grinning, had scratched his head and then said stiffly, Well, boy, if he s an angel, he s a murderin angel Michael Shaara, The Killer AngelsWhen it was first published, Michael Shaara s The Killer Angels landed with a thud Even when it won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1975, it did not gain a wide following When Shaara passed away in 1988, he did so believing his novel to have underachieved as far as Pulitzer Prize winners can ever be so consi...

  4. Sean Gibson says:

    Visceral That s the best word I can use to describe The Killer Angels, both in the sense of instinctive or elemental emotions and in the sense of internal organs and guts Because both are relevant when you re talking about a book that captures what I imagine the experience of war to be like in a way that very few other books I ve ever read has.The big caveat there, of course, is the I imagine part I ve never been a soldier, have never fired anything other than a BB gun though, in my callous Visceral That s the best word I can use to describe The Killer Angels, both in the sense of instinctive or elemental emotions and in the sense of internal organs and guts Because both are relevant when you re talking about a book that captures what I imagine the experience of war to be like in a way that very few other books I ve ever read has.The big caveat there, of course, is the I imagine part I ve never been a soldier, have never fired anything other than a BB gun though, in my callous youth, I did bring to a premature conclusion the life ofthan one recalcitrant soda can , and have absolutely no idea what it s like to kill another human or have another human try to kill me Jebus willing, I never will So, it s possible that war is nothing like this But, Shaara s lean but descriptive prose and shifting POVs offer a perspective that feels so authentic that I found ...

  5. Kemper says:

    This month marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which we all know is the fight that took place when Abraham Lincoln wanted to make a speech at that address and then one of the neighbors got mad and challenged him Or something like that.Ah, but seriously folks Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War in which the Union forces defeated Robert E Lee s invading Confederate troops, but this isn t a non fiction book about the battle Instead it s a historical This month marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which we all know is the fight that took place when Abraham Lincoln wanted to make a speech at that address and then one of the neighbors got mad and challenged him Or something like that.Ah, but seriously folks Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War in which the Union forces defeated Robert E Lee s invading Confederate troops, but this isn t a non fiction book about the battle Instead it s a historical fiction in which author Michael Shaara used research and literary license to put us into the minds of several key figures so that...

  6. Charity says:

    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 characters.Because 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 try.This book was incredible I did have some trouble keeping track of the characters I ended up making myself a cheat sheet with things like, Longstre 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 characters.Because 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 try.This 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 Confederate.This is a novel, so it s a fictionali...

  7. Richard says:

    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 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 areinterested in the common soldiers experiences rather than the generals who live in the lofty atmosphere of rear headquarters, 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 ...

  8. Eisnein says:

    Perhaps the Greatest War Novel Ever Written Too much American war novel, then The Killer Angels stands tall as the best novel about the American Civil War ever written and there have been many E L Doctorow s The March , for example, about the military convoy and its swelling ranks of thieves, whores, and freed slaves following General Tecumseh Sherman s trail of destruction, is a great book, but it doesn t manage to convey the scope and complexity of battle with the grace Shaara does Perhaps the Greatest War Novel Ever Written Too much American war novel, then The Killer Angels stands tall as the best novel about the American Civil War ever written and there have been many E L Doctorow s The March , for example, about the military convoy and its swelling ranks of thieves, whores, and freed slaves following General Tecumseh Sherman s trail of destruction, is a great book, but it doesn t manage to convey the scope and complexity of battle with the grace Shaara does The narration hovers above the killing fields of Gettysburg like the recordin...

  9. Ron says:

    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 that moment A book about war I don t read that stuff 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 that moment A book about war I don t read that stuff. But the second...

  10. Jim says:

    I was assigned this many years ago in high school still have my 1975 paperback edition, so I was surprised by Jeff Shaara s introduction talking about how unknown this book was, especially when it won a Pulitzer Prize I would guess he knows what he s talking about, but I ve known many people to read it over the years Of course, I lived only a couple of hours from Gettysburg which languished for years Only recently has a real concerted effort been made to upgrade...

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