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Shaara, Jeff 1952-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 546 publications in 5 languages and 52,949 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  War films  Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  War stories  War stories, American  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3569.H18, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Jeff Shaara
 
Most widely held works by Jeff Shaara
Gods and generals by Jeff Shaara( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War as seen by generals on both sides of the conflict. They are the Confederacy's Lee and Jackson, and the Union's Chamberlain and Hancock. The novel follows them from the start of the war to just before the Battle of Gettysburg. A prequel to The Killer Angels, a 1974 novel by the author's late father
The last full measure by Jeff Shaara( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last year of the Civil War as seen by the two commanding generals, Grant and Lee. The novel is the final volume in a trilogy, begun by the author's father with The Killer Angels. In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring bestseller that has sold more than two million copies. In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War. As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command, and turns the tide of war. For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster, compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals; Longstreet, Hill, Stuart, and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end. Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg, and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War. Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant, complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure. Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy
Rise to rebellion by Jeff Shaara( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 3,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a powerful portrait of the people and purpose of the American Revolution, "Rise to Rebellion" is a fictionalized account of history's most pivotal events: The Boston Tea Party, the battle of Concord, and of Bunker Hill. The author of the bestselling "Gods and Generals" and "The Last Full Measure" reveals with new immediacy how philosophers became fighters and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America
The rising tide : a novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the forces of Nazi Germany overrun the nations of Europe and America is drawn into the war by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, American troops and their British allies launch a campaign to stop Hitler on battlefields ranging from the deserts of North Africa to the rugged mountains of Sicily
Gone for soldiers by Jeff Shaara( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight thousand marines land in Vera Cruz bound for a war against the Mexican army, including Winfield Scott, a general who made history in the War of 1812, and Robert E. Lee, a forty-year-old engineer as yet untested in battle
To the last man : a novel of the First World War by Jeff Shaara( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 2,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers with his New York Times bestselling novels set during the Civil War and the American Revolution. Now the acclaimed author turns to World War I, bringing to life the sweeping, emotional story of the war that devastated a generation and established America as a world power. Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europe₂s western front. France and Great Britain are on one side of the barbed wire, a fierce German army is on the other. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench warfare as seen through the eyes of a typical British soldier who experiences the bizarre and the horrible₆a ₃Tommy₄ whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the aeroplane, and with it a different kind of hero emerges₆the flying ace. Soaring high above the chaos on the ground, these solitary knights duel in the splendor and terror of the skies, their courage and steel tested with every flight. As the conflict stretches into its third year, a neutral America is goaded into war, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, finally accepting the repeated challenges to his stance of nonalignment. Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John ₃Blackjack₄ Pershing, and by mid-1917 the first wave of the American Expeditionary Force arrives in Europe. Encouraged by the bold spirit and strength of the untested Americans, the world waits to see if the tide of war can finally be turned. From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine in the trenches, from the Red Baron to the American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the Last Man is written with the moving vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaara₂s work. This spellbinding new novel carries readers₆the way only Shaara can₆to the heart of one of the greatest conflicts in human history, and puts them face-to-face with the characters who made a lasting impact on the world
The steel wave : a novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of D-Day and the Allied invasion of Europe chronicles the events of the World War II campaign and the personalities who took part, from the ordinary soldiers on the land and in the air, to such leaders as Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, and Omar Bradley, as their efforts changed the course of the war
A blaze of glory : a novel of the Battle of Shiloh by Jeff Shaara( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, told from the perspectives of participants on both sides, recreates the April 1862 surprise attack by Confederate forces on the Union Army at Shiloh
The glorious cause : a novel of the American Revolution by Jeff Shaara( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about a pivotal period in the American Revolution relates the colonists' uphill battle in their quest for freedom, while General George Washington makes a fateful decision to cross the Delaware River and confront the enemy in New Jersey
No less than victory : a novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no other option than surrender. But despite the advice of his best military minds, Hitler will hear no talk of defeat. In mid-December 1944, the Germans launch a desperate and ruthless counteroffensive in the Ardennes Forest. As American commanders respond to the stunning challenge, the German spear is finally blunted
A chain of thunder : a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay siege to the city, trapping soldiers and civilians alike inside an iron ring of Federal entrenchments. Six weeks later, the starving and destitute Southerners finally surrender, yielding command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces on July 4--Independence Day--and marking a crucial turning point in the Civil War"--Jacket
The smoke at dawn : a novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The latest installment in the series that began with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. Summer, 1863: the Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the vital Mississippi River from the Confederacy. Under the now-proven leadership of Ulysses Grant, the victorious Federal army moves eastward, intent on the capture of the rail hub of Chattanooga, with the eventual goal of a march on Atlanta. But the Confederate forces are not yet defeated. Under General Braxton Bragg, the Confederates stun the Federal army with a bloody victory at the Battle of Chickamauga. The Federal commander there, William Rosecrans, leads a chaotic retreat back into Tennessee, where the Federal army soon finds itself besieged at Chattanooga. A disgusted Abraham Lincoln implores Grant to break the siege, and if successful, continue the strategy of crushing Bragg's army. Arriving in Chattanooga, Grant begins the campaign that will break the South's grip with an audacious attack driven by the zeal of the Federal soldiers themselves: the first in a series of triumphant victories that will drive the Confederates back to their great stronghold of Atlanta. The primary voices from the Northern side include Generals Grant, William T. Sherman and George Thomas and a young lieutenant named Sammie Willis. The voices of the Southern side include Generals Bragg, Patrick Cleburne, James Longstreet, and a young cavalry lieutenant, James Seeley, who rides with Nathan Bedford Forrest"--
The fateful lightning : a novel of the Civil War by Jeff Shaara( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn. November 1864: As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in favor of the Union. A grateful Abraham Lincoln responds to Ulysses S. Grant's successes by bringing the general east, promoting Grant to command the entire Union war effort, while William Tecumseh Sherman now directs the Federal forces that occupy all of Tennessee. In a massive surge southward, Sherman conquers the city of Atlanta, sweeping aside the Confederate army under the inept leadership of General John Bell Hood. Pushing through northern Georgia, Sherman's legendary "March to the Sea" shoves away any Rebel presence, and by Christmas 1864 the city of Savannah falls into the hands of "Uncle Billy." Now there is but one direction for Sherman to go. In his way stands the last great hope for the Southern cause, General Joseph E. Johnston. In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, we gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to "make Georgia howl" until it surrendered. In Johnston, we see a man agonizing over the limits of his army's power, and accepting the burden of leading the last desperate effort to ensure the survival of the Confederacy. The Civil War did not end quietly. It climaxed in a storm of fury that lay waste to everything in its path. The Fateful Lightning brings to life those final brutal, bloody months of fighting with you-are-there immediacy, grounded in the meticulous research that readers have come to expect from Jeff Shaara. Praise for Jeff Shaara's new Civil War series A Blaze of Glory "[An] exciting read. This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted."--Library Journal "Dynamic portrayals [of] Johnston, Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman."--The Wall Street Journal A Chain of Thunder "Shaara continues to draw powerful novels from the bloody history of the Civil War."--Kirkus Reviews "Shaara's historical accuracy is faultless, and he tells a good story. The voices of these people come across to the reader as poignantly clear as they did 150 years ago."--Historical Novels Review The Smoke at Dawn "Beautifully written. Shaara once again elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama."--Bookreporter "Shaara's mastery of military tactics, his intimate grasp of history, and his ability to interweave several supporting narratives into a cohesive and digestible whole. will appeal to a broad range of historical and military fiction fans."--Booklist"--
The final storm [a novel of the war in the Pacific] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, Admiral Chester Nimitz, General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island
A blaze of glory [a novel of the Battle of Shiloh] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes, abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston's trail are two of the Union's best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston's army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There's just one problem, Johnston knows of the Union plans, and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant's encampment, a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh
Jeff Shaara's Civil War battlefields : discovering America's hallowed ground by Jeff Shaara( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of narratives that describe ten Civil War battlefields including Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Shiloh; along with historical footnotes about each site, photographs, and detailed maps
The rising tide [a novel of World War II] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II through the eyes of Pvt. Jack Logan, a tank gunner, and Sgt. Jesse Adams, a paratrooper, during the fall of 1942 through the spring of 1943
The smoke at dawn [a novel of the Civil War] by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. A disgusted Abraham Lincoln has seen enough of General Rosecrans
A chain of thunder a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara( Recording )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May, 1863. In the vaunted "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general--and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause
Gods and generals by Jeff Shaara( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to fight for the Union. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. As Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville
 
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Gods and generals
Alternative Names
Jeff Shaara Amerikaans romanschrijver

Jeff Shaara US-amerikanischer Militärschriftsteller

Jeffrey Shaara

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Джефф Шаара

傑夫·沙拉

Languages
English (345)

Spanish (6)

German (3)

French (1)

Polish (1)

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The last full measureRise to rebellionThe rising tide : a novel of World War IIGone for soldiersTo the last man : a novel of the First World WarThe steel wave : a novel of World War IIThe glorious cause : a novel of the American RevolutionNo less than victory : a novel of World War II