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The killer angels : the classic novel of the civil war

Author: Michael Shaara
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Ballantine Books Trade pbk. edView 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: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shaara
ISBN: 9780345407276 034540727X
OCLC Number: 778838224
Notes: Originally published in 1974 by David McKay Co., Inc., New York.
Description: xxiv, 337 p. : maps.
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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