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									Jeff ShaaraJeff Shaara
The son of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Shaara (The Killer Angels), Jeff Shaara completed his father's Civil War trilogy with Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, and went on to earn acclaim as an author of historical novels that document and dramatize the events that formed the foundation of our country.

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Fact File

Name:
Jeff Shaara
Current Home:
Kalispell, Montana
Date of Birth:
February 21, 1952
Place of Birth:
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Education:
B.S. in Criminology, Florida State University, 1974
Awards:
The American Library Association's William Young Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction for Gods and Generals, 1996

*  Jeff Shaara's official web site




Shaara's Latest

Published Works

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								Rising Tide: A Novel of the Second World War, Author: 
								Jeff Shaara.

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Rising Tide: A Novel of the Second World War
by Jeff Shaara
Shaara, who has written bestselling historical novels covering the American Revolution through World War I, takes on World War II in the compelling first volume of a planned trilogy.

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								Gods and Generals, Author: 
								Jeff Shaara.
*  Gods and Generals (1996)
*  Last Full Measure (1998)
*  Gone for Soldiers: A Novel of the Mexican War (2000)
*  Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution (2001)
*  The Glorious Cause: A Novel of the American Revolution (2002)
*  To the Last Man: A Novel of the First World War (2004)
*  Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground (2006)
*  Rising Tide: A Novel of the Second World War (2006)

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A Battlefield Blueprint

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								Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground, Author: 
								Jeff Shaara.

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Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground
by Jeff Shaara
The richly researched, powerfully rendered Civil War novels of Shaara and his late father, Michael, have added new depth to our understanding of the War Between the States. This work, the bounty of an extended labor of love, provides a vivid historical and practical guide to ten major Civil War battlefield sites.



Shaara on War

In an interview with his publisher, Shaara explained what it is about war that fascinates him and informs his work: "It is a tragic coincidence that throughout our history, it is war that brings out those traits most admired. It's not the war story that interests me. What draws me to these events and times are the characters, the individuals who share one common trait. In all of my books, the key figures are ordinary men and women who rise to meet the particular challenge of their time."



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Shaara's Inspirations

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								The Killer Angels, Author: 
								Michael Shaara.

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The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara
Shaara credits the legacy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning father's landmark book with inspiring him to become an author. As he explained in an interview with Barnes & Noble.com, "the success of this book after my father's death created an opportunity for me to continue the story he began."

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								The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings, Author: 
								Benjamin Franklin.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings
by Benjamin Franklin
In our interview with Shaara, he talked about his favorite books, calling all of them "magnificent examinations of the lives, times and personalities of key characters in our history as a nation." Among his favorites, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, and the collection of letters between John and Abigal Adams.

*Personal Memoirs: Ulysses S. Grant   by Ulysses S. Grant
*The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784  by Abigail S. Adams, John Adams
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