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

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The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2) Read Online Free - In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's 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 America's destiny.

Title : The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
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ISBN : 0345348109
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 345 pages


Jeffrey rated it ★★★★★

December 20, 2017

”This is a different kind of army. If you look at history you’ll see men fight for pay, or women, or some other kind of loot. They fight for land, or because a king makes them, or just because they like killing. But we’re here for something new. I don’t … this hasn’t happened much in the history...

Stephen rated it ★★★★☆

November 23, 2011

Michael Shaara's passion gave life to something unique and singularly extraordinary in this Pullitzer Prize winning novel. With high-charged, emotive prose, lush descriptions and fully-fleshed characters, he transforms the The Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War, into...

Kemper rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2013

This month marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which we all know is the fight that took place when Abraham Lincoln wanted to make a speech at that address and then one of the neighbors got mad and challenged him. Or something like that. Ah, but seriously folks…. Gettysburg was...

Charity rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2012

I am not really a fan of books about war. I have trouble envisioning the action and the maneuvers of the troops, and I find that I get lost in the details and just don't really care about the characters. Because of this, I didn't have high hopes for The Killer Angels, but it was this month's selec...

Richard rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2012

This is one of those books which changes the way people see a subject. It is a fictional account of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, putting words into the mouths of some of the best-remembered participants, most notably Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet, and Unio...

Ron rated it ★★★★★

March 05, 2017

I was reminded about this book while listening to a podcast the other day. The guy mentioned The Killer Angels and I immediately thought about how much I had liked it and about my stepdad. He was the reason I read it, some twenty+ years ago now, this book that I am sure I would never have picked...

Eisnein rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2016

Perhaps the Greatest War Novel Ever Written (Too much? American war novel, then.) 'The Killer Angels' stands tall as the best novel about the American Civil War ever written... and there have been many. E. L. Doctorow's 'The March', for example, about the military convoy and its swelling ranks of t...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

October 21, 2014

I was assigned this many years ago in high school & still have my 1975 paperback edition, so I was surprised by Jeff Shaara's introduction talking about how unknown this book was, especially when it won a Pulitzer Prize. I would guess he knows what he's talking about, but I've known many peop...

Ted rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2016

I've read the book twice, it is a very moving historical novel. The Killer Angels relates the thoughts and motivations of the leaders in the battle of Gettysburg, as well as details of the crucial actions across the battlefield over three days, as experienced by the leaders and soldiers. Of partic...

A.B. rated it ★★★★★

February 15, 2011

Normally when I hear a book won a major literary prize I run screaming in the opposite direction, but the topic has always interested me and the way the author dealt with the subject had me turning the pages like a novel. Being an Aussie, the American Civil war was just something I was taught at s...

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