The Civil War Trilogy: Gods and Generals / The Killer Angels / The Last Full Measure

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Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. This volume assembles three Civil War novels from America’s first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure.
 
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Overview

Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. This volume assembles three Civil War novels from America’s first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure.
 
Gods and Generals traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders—Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlain—from the gathering clouds of war. The Killer Angels re-creates the fight for America’s destiny in the Battle of Gettysburg, the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history. And The Last Full Measure brings to life the final two years of the Civil War, chasing the escalating conflict between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply troubled men—through to its riveting conclusion at Appomattox.
 
Praise for Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara’s Civil War trilogy
 
“Brilliant does not even begin to describe the Shaara gift.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“Shaara’s beautifully sensitive novel delves deeply in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals
 
“Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive.”—Ken Burns, on The Killer Angels
 
The Last Full Measure is more than another historical novel. It is rooted in history, but its strength is the element of humanity flowing through its characters. . . . The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for.”—Chicago Tribune
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“Brilliant does not even begin to describe the Shaara gift.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“Shaara’s beautifully sensitive novel delves deeply in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not exist—just mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals
 
“Remarkable . . . a book that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive.”—Ken Burns, on The Killer Angels
 
The Last Full Measure is more than another historical novel. It is rooted in history, but its strength is the element of humanity flowing through its characters. . . . The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for.”—Chicago Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345433725
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Edition description: Boxed Set
  • Pages: 3
  • Sales rank: 110,555
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 3.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Shaara was born in Jersey City in 1928 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1951. His early science fiction short stories were published in Galaxy magazine in 1952. He later began writing other works of fiction and published more than seventy short stories in many magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. His first novel, The Broken Place, was published in 1968. But it was a simple family vacation to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1964 that gave him the inspiration for his greatest achievement, the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Killer Angels, published in 1974. Michael Shaara went on to write two more novels, The Noah Conspiracy and For Love of the Game, which was published after his death in 1988.

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of A Chain of Thunder, A Blaze of Glory, The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure—two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives again in Tallahassee.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2003

    Just saw the movie

    I just saw the movie yesterday. LOVED the insight that was in it. The personal side of the solders was the best. The movie was done well. So I'm getting the book. Can't wait for Gettesburg to come out in theaters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2003

    GET THIS TRILOGY

    If you are going to read any books on the Civil War, then read these three books. I also suggest watching the movies that are based on these books, which are 'Gettysburg' and 'God's and Generals' that will be released February '03.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2002

    Makes the Generals Come Alive

    Once I started, I could not stop until all three books were read. Moves and counter moves described like a game of chess. Emphasizes the brillant leadership of Lee and the power of the north.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2001

    This book brings the Battle of Gettysburg into the readers mind

    This is one of the best books on the Battle of Gettysburg ever written. Michael Sharra brings the past alive and into the readers imagination as if you were stting in the middle of the battle field during the whole thing. I could not put it down. Even when I read it for the second time it was just as good if not better than the first time. This is definatley a book that everyone should read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2000

    Excellent

    I was never a fan of historical books, but I picked this book up at the recommendation of a friend of mine. I was totally engrossed by the development and presentation of the Gettsburg conflict. It really came alive to me through the eyes of both the generals and the common foot soldier. I highly recommend this book to any and all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2000

    excellent

    The best civil war books i ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2000

    COULD NOT PUT DOWN TILL FINISHED

    read the Killer Angels and i could not put it down till i finished it, got so i felt i was there.

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