The Killer Angels

Bookcover image of The Killer Angels:  A Novel of the Civil War, by Michael Shaara.

Amazon provides details about this acclaimed book:

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting 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. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war.

Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

James McPhearson, an award-winning historian, also has high praise for this work:

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 meant.

Stephen B. Oates expresses similar accolades for The Killer Angels:

The best Civil War novel ever written, even better than "The Red Badge of Courage."

You can explore the book online, at Amazon.

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