Jeff Shaara spends a lot of time trying to do characterization in A Blaze of Glory. I have been with soldiers engaged in fights by couples, by squads, companies, regiments, divisions, and armies, and should know, as well as any one, what soldiers can do.
Grant had the happiest marriage of the three. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Great book! There was no such man in real life, although if the Wikipedia entry under the name Buster Kilrain is accurate, it is possible that Shaara based the character partly on a Sergeant George Buck, who served in the Twentieth Maine.
Hill and others - and with his ultimate need to admit defeat. Southerners wring their hands over the invading Yankees. The Union cause is further dramatized when the Twentieth Maine finds the wounded black man, an escaped slave, in Gettysburg.
About Gods and Generals The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize—winning classic The Killer Angels In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War.
It is human will not divine will that determines outcomes. In the novel, Lee and Longstreet disagree over tactics. I think nothing would have been lost by editing out about pages and the writing could be crisper. This is first apparent when he realizes that there will be a battle at Gettysburg, even though this was not the location he had decided upon.
Holding the extreme left flank of the army, Chamberlain led his regiment, which had run out of ammunition, down the hillside in a bayonet charge against the Confederate forces. He has an idealistic view of what America stands for: After the battle, Lee admits to Longstreet that he was wrong and that Longstreet was correct.
He passed away before he could write more. It spoke to me while reading, as they say. Chapters 1—2 Summary—Chapter 1: This last section is a good guide for the traveler, yet is so descriptive that even the arm chair traveler gets a real sense of the terrain and a visualization of the events that transpired.
Although courage usually grows only through repeated acts in the face of fear and danger, inspiring speeches can rally groups of men on the eve of battle.
I found the depictions of both Lee and Grant fascinating. Ultimately, Longstreet always backs down in an argument with Lee, because he knows that he could never have the support of the army the way Lee does.The book tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg from the points of view of four main characters: Lee and Longstreet on the Confederate side.
As in previous books, Shaara adopts the technique used so well by his father, Michael, in The Killer Angels: looking at the sweep of history through the perspective of a few key characters. The major distinction between the Shaaras, though, is that The Killer Angels was a character-driven story.
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"The Last Full Measure" is the final book in the Civil War trilogy by the Shaaras. Michael Shaara, the father, started it all when he wrote wrote the Pulitzer-Prize winning "The Killer Angels" about the battle at Gettysburg/5().
Jeff Shaara opens his latest - and - Non Fiction - Civil War work with the poignant story of his first visit, at age 12, with his late Father, Michael, author of "The Killer Angels", to the Gettysburg Battlefield. This selection—excerpted from The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (–), an account of the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War—and General George S.
Patton’s Speech to the Third Army exemplify two such inspiriting speeches, in some ways similar, in some ways different.Download