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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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Abraham Lincoln; Robert E. Drums of Autumn Starz Tie-in Edition. I read Gods and Generals mainly because it was the prequel for the book I really wanted to read eventually: He takes on the buildup to the war, setting the background with the main characters before the war, the start of the war, the early battles of the war with some detail about the Battles of Williamsburg and second Manassas, and then goes into lots of detail about Antietam, but especially Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

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Gods and Generals is also the title of the second album recorded by Swedish power metal band Civil War. All three of this band’s albums share titles with each book in this trilogy: Retrieved from ” https: Random House Large Print Availability: Their rationales in fighting for their generas are as varied as their personalities are, yet it is exactly this variation that keeps things fresh when battle scenes break down into rapid confusion as armies clash.


Now, with shaaraa book coming to top off my school year, I must say history is a whole lot more complicated then I thought. Feb 04, Minutes. I never realized how poorly executed the Civil War was at times, and how po I read Gods and Generals mainly because it was the prequel for the book I really wanted to read eventually: This book takes a unique perspective leading up to the Civil War, introducing us to the notable historical figures in that confrontation.

In actuality the idea for those two books came from the publishers.

Gods and Generals (Civil War Trilogy , book 1) by Jeff Shaara

For other uses, see Gods and Generals disambiguation. At least he did General Hancock who does present a complete view from the northern side.

In December, just before the battle, Jackson learns that his wife has borne a daughter, “You did not take her from me, Thank You,” he prays. It spends a considerable amount of time on Anc Bull Run, which played only a minor role in the book.

I wonder if he would say that now. It’s good to be reminded of the tragedy and horror of shxara, and the heartbreaks and devastation that result from it.

The Lost Carousel of Provence. Stay in Touch Sign up. Why does Robert E. I love how Jeff Shaara writes. The Bad In his quest to give us a personal insight into what these men at the forefront of the conflict were thinking, Shaara is unafraid to drown the reader under a pile of exposition for exposition’s sake.


I was very fortunate to have Jeff Shaara as a personal guide and to hear some of the stories that his father had passed on to him. But people admired him, respected his obvious ability as a soldier, and many of them came to love him for his glorious performances on the battlefields of the Civil War.

Hancock welcomes the opportunity to be a fighting soldier at last. I mean, could the Union have just said, “well, Confederacy, sure. I do like these Shaara books because they father and son narrate these events in story form.

Select dates in the novel that would add to our understanding of the human dimensions of the story. Apr jegf, Laura rated it it was ok.

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Read this for the third time, as my book club selection. Since I know less about the Civil War than I would like, it had the added bonus of being educational. Overall, Gode and Generals is a fine piece of Civil War fiction.