The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2) by Michael Shaara

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Read The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2) Online Free - 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.

Title : The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
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ISBN : 0345348109
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 345 pages


Jeffrey rated it ★★★★★

December 20, 2017

”This is a different kind of army. If you look at history you’ll see men fight for pay, or women, or some other kind of loot. They fight for land, or because a king makes them, or just because they like killing. But we’re here for something new. I don’t … this hasn’t happened much in the history...

Stephen rated it ★★★★☆

November 23, 2011

Michael Shaara's passion gave life to something unique and singularly extraordinary in this Pullitzer Prize winning novel. With high-charged, emotive prose, lush descriptions and fully-fleshed characters, he transforms the The Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War, into...

Matt rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2018

“Once Chamberlain had a speech memorized from Shakespeare and gave it proudly, the old man listening but not looking, and Chamberlain remembered it still. ‘What a piece of work is man…in action how like an angel!’ And the old man, grinning, had scratched his head and then said stiffly, ‘Well, boy...

Kemper rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2013

This month marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which we all know is the fight that took place when Abraham Lincoln wanted to make a speech at that address and then one of the neighbors got mad and challenged him. Or something like that. Ah, but seriously folks…. Gettysburg was...

Sean rated it ★★★★☆

March 12, 2018

Visceral. That’s the best word I can use to describe The Killer Angels, both in the sense of instinctive or elemental emotions and in the sense of internal organs and guts. Because both are relevant when you’re talking about a book that captures what I imagine the experience of war to be like in...

Charity rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2012

I am not really a fan of books about war. I have trouble envisioning the action and the maneuvers of the troops, and I find that I get lost in the details and just don't really care about the characters. Because of this, I didn't have high hopes for The Killer Angels, but it was this month's selec...

Richard rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2012

This is one of those books which changes the way people see a subject. It is a fictional account of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, putting words into the mouths of some of the best-remembered participants, most notably Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet, and Unio...

Eisnein rated it ★★★★★

March 12, 2018

Perhaps the Greatest War Novel Ever Written (Too much? American war novel, then.) 'The Killer Angels' stands tall as the best novel about the American Civil War ever written... and there have been many. E. L. Doctorow's 'The March', for example, about the military convoy and its swelling ranks of t...

Ron rated it ★★★★★

March 05, 2017

I was reminded about this book while listening to a podcast the other day. The guy mentioned The Killer Angels and I immediately thought about how much I had liked it and about my stepdad. He was the reason I read it, some twenty+ years ago now, this book that I am sure I would never have picked...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

October 21, 2014

I was assigned this many years ago in high school & still have my 1975 paperback edition, so I was surprised by Jeff Shaara's introduction talking about how unknown this book was, especially when it won a Pulitzer Prize. I would guess he knows what he's talking about, but I've known many peop...

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