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The killer angels : a novel

Author: Michael Shaara
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional recreation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg. A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant. In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
War stories
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shaara
ISBN: 034540727X 9780345407276
OCLC Number: 726890748
Notes: Originally published in 1974 by David McKay Co., Inc., New York.
Description: xxiv, 337 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Shaara.

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Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional recreation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg. A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant. 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.

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