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The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War (Modern Library) - Michael Shaara
The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War (Modern Library)
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A reissue of a Pulitzer prize-winning classic, and now the major motion picture GETTYSBURG. As a result of these acclamations, this book is considered one of the greatest novels written on the Civil War.
A reissue of a Pulitzer prize-winning classic, and now the major motion picture GETTYSBURG. As a result of these acclamations, this book is considered one of the greatest novels written on the Civil War.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679643241 (0679643249)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
Series: The Civil War: 1861-1865 -3 omnibus (#2)
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Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
5.0 #TheKillerAngels: I've never been more impressed...
This is the book General H. Norman Schwarzkopf described as "the best and most realistic historical novel about war that I have ever read." Me too Stormin' Normon. I don't know if I've ever been more impressed. Sole recipient of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Killer Angels is a histori...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 The author puts you right on the battlefield!
A friend told me that the best Civil War novel ever written was Killer Angels. After reading it, I totally agree. The novel is expertly read by Stephen Hoye. It is well written and informative without ever being tedious. The Civil War practically danced across the pages with a ferocity that captivat...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
5.0 The Battle of Gettysburg, told in evocative prose
I found this one to be very readable, very sympathetic without being partisan or saying one side is right or wrong. General Lee invades the north, hoping to bring the war to an end, and encounters the forces being led by General Longstreet. The two sides fight to the south of the town of Gettysburg,...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Killer Angels
The impact of this one built with each chapter. I didn't get far in my first attempt at this book years ago. The style is Hemingwayesque. Spare prose, mostly simple sentence structure, repetitive phrasing, a rather staccato rhythm. I felt on first read that it was too dry, too much like a novelized ...
Diocletian
Diocletian rated it
A very good book. It brings humanity and emotion to characters typically only read about in history books. Only a couple of historical inaccuracies or fictional characters as far as I could tell. Probably the best historical fiction novel I have read.
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