By Jeff Shaara
The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning vintage The Killer Angels
during this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara lines the lives, passions, and careers of the nice army leaders from the 1st amassing clouds of the Civil battle. this is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book army teacher and religious Christian who turns into the best commander of the Civil warfare; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who fast establishes himself as one of many most interesting leaders of the Union military; Joshua Chamberlain, who offers up his promising educational occupation and is going directly to develop into probably the most heroic infantrymen in American background; and Robert E. Lee, by no means believing till too past due civil warfare could ever actually come to cross. Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of these who fought within the conflict, Gods and Generals creates a bright portrait of the warriors, the battlefields, and the tumultuous occasions that endlessly formed the kingdom.
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Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara