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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Sure, it is a piece of fiction, but Shaara’s take on these giants of military history seems so believable the minute you are introduced to the main actors. It was one of those books that I wished would never end. Here is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War.


And I bet he wanted to include this, but then the book would have been probably over pages long, and at nearly it was already very long. The perspectives of the four men, particularly concerning the battles at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, make vivid the realities of war. The Civil War Trilogy 1. I just couldn’t help myself.

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Jul 29, Hannah Schuck rated it it was ok. The story begins in 57?? Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply troubled men—through to its riveting conclusion sshaara Appomattox. Apr 27, Buy. Why does Robert E.

It ended at the battle of Gettysburg, so now I need to find the next book! This war was so devastating to so generalx. The son, Jeff Shaara, copied his father’s unique writing style but did not do it justice. Lee, the infamous McClellan and imbues in them a living, breathing, emotional cast of characters to help guide readers along with the lead-up to, the beginning of, and the opening phases of the Civil War.


Jeff had never even attempted writing. And he wasn’t even in the army yet for the earlier battles.

To the Last Man Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of those who fought in the war, Gods and Generals creates a vivid portrait of the soldiers, the battlefields, and the tumultuous times that forever shaped the nation. Also in Civil War Trilogy.

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

The text genwrals be very complex at times, so middle school students would most likely get confused when reading this book. But gkds more than that, you probably can make the argument that his strongest character is Jackson, in large part because he was such uniquely strange and heroic figure, but there was a shaars stretch of the book in which he didn’t have any chapters from his point of view. Now, with this book coming to top off my school year, I must say history is a whole lot more complicated then I genrals.

Bring back the pleasure of reading, read Jeff Shaara in Large Print. There were other characters, like, say, General Meade just off the top of my head who were involved more and might have presented a more complete view. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

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The description was good. This is important because the Civil War was happening at the time. A native of New Jersey, Michael Shaara grew to be an adventurous young man: Paperbackpages. This is all well known history, isn’t it? What are the causes for this contrast in attitude?

His descriptions of them are glowing; they are the heroes while the union generals are buffoons and the union fighting men victims of inept leadership-that last part is fairly accurate.

November to Apriledited by Jon L. Also by Jeff Shaara. Lee is delineated as a man of great patience, intelligence, insight, and, above all, forbearance and composure. That’s better than fighting a war against you I guess becausemen will be killed.

It made me feel strange to be rooting for the north, and yet feel the greatest govs for the South to have success. With Hooker unable to take action, Lee left with a mere 40, troops, and Jefferson Davis fixated on the defense of Richmond, Lee realizes god the Confederates cannot keep fighting on their own ground, that the Union will be able to return with more men and more equipment “and eventually they will find a commander who understands…who is capable.