The killer angels the classic novel of the civil war

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the killer angels the classic novel of the civil war

The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2) by Michael Shaara

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nations history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more 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 Americas destiny.
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The Killer Angels

“My favorite historical novel A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it.
Michael Shaara

The Killer Angels (The Classic Novel of the Civil War) - 9780345407276

Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Smith T his Independence Day, many of us will be enjoying good food, good company — and maybe even a good book. Cosmopolitans versus Nationalists. But he loves it not because it is his own, but because it recognizes this dignity. The South, by contrast, embodies a certain kind of nationalism. Unlike the Union army, the Confederate army shares an Anglo-Saxon ethnic background, a Protestant religion, and the English language. Yet within this shared heritage, they also celebrate a kind of diversity.

This story of a 3-day battle in a 4-year war ends in tragedy for both sides at the bloodbath in Gettysburg, PA that is considered the turning point of the American Civil War. No one knows the thoughts of men going into battle, but Shaara captures the emotions behind the thoughts so well. The waiting and the terrible knowing what lies in store most certainly must be the most terrifying part of war. No matter which side one is on, the feelings of fear mingling with the hunger, thirst, and exhaustion are a common bond. It's almost a reprieve when the fighting begins

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The book tells the story of the four days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War : June 30, , as the troops of both the Union and the Confederacy move into battle around the town of Gettysburg , Pennsylvania , and July 1, July 2, and July 3, when the battle was fought. The story is character-driven and told from the perspective of various protagonists. A film adaptation of the novel, titled Gettysburg , was released in Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain , a major character, remembers reciting to his father the speech from Hamlet : "What a piece of work is man In late June , General Robert E.

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