Gods and Generals has ratings and reviews. Ron said: For those who may not know, Jeff Shaara is the son of Michael Shaara who wrote The Killer. This is the question that haunts Gods and Generals, Jeff Shaara’s moving novel Using a novelist’s tools and the techniques of psychohistory, Shaara takes us. The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Killer Angels In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff.

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Gods and Generals

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What are the causes for this contrast in attitude? I enjoyed reading Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara.

The Frolic of the Beasts. In addition to covering events leading up to the war, the book includes the battles of First Bull Runcovered only from the perspective of Genersls E.

Let me first talk about The Killer Angels. The characters are mostly high ranking in either the Confederate Army or the Federal Army.

Read the book instead. The characters and settings were so well presented I felt I could “see” and “hear” everythi It is very difficult to tell a story through the eyes of people who really lived, people jjeff whom the reader is likely quite familiar.

How do the religious beliefs of Shaar, Jackson, and Hancock influence the way each one views the private and public events in their lives? Shaara has divided his novel into four parts.

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He is bogged down with the details of the plantation, including complex questions of slave-holding, but shaaraa of all he regrets his lackluster career and his inability to tolerate the politics that would enable him to advance. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Unfortunately for me I fall into the latter category. It seems a rather polarizing read with people either really liking it or really hating it.

Return to Book Page. I still enjoy the historic events told in a comprehensible way; it fulfills my need to understand the order in which things happened.

Historical Fiction Military Fiction Category: What principles lead Chamberlain to leave his college and volunteer for the Twentieth Maine? Lee never wanted the war, did not believe in slavery, but like each man brought to war he would defend the state he called home. They would spend hours walking around these historic hills, and his dad new every square inch by heart. The Civil War Trilogy 3 books. I enjoyed this book but you really have to have a mind that can visualize the military strategy they speak of to fully grasp what is happening.

A meticulous listing of corps, divisions, brigades, regiments, batteries and separate units of the Army of Northern Virginia and its predecessors. Rise to Rebellion The Glorious Cause The Good The narration style can be summed up initially with one word: I felt that genetals book was accurate in its character portrayals, but it generalls flow well at all.

But I am even more pleased that he has continued writing historical fiction novels about lesser known theaters of the Civil War, and other American wars many of which I have read, bringing their unique history alive.

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He fought to retain slavery in the south and his slaves in particular. I found this a very good book, albeit jefr reading. The focus on the book is on the armies around the Potomac, but the wider issue at stake anx get lost within the in-between if you don’t have an intermediate starting knowledge of the Civil War. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Lee was an educated gentleman; if he had accepted the offer of General for the North, the Confederacy would never have stood a chance.


He later dies, creating a void in the Confederate Army.

Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy, #1) by Jeff Shaara

This war was so devastating to so many. Half Spent Was the Night. The book does get long and boring in the beginning and middle sections, but when the major battles begin, the book gets very interesting. The most glaring thing that I think deserves criticism is that he didn’t get into the first Battle of Bull Run hardly at sbaara.

The novel concentrates on the central stage of the Civil War during the first couple of years, that part of Virginia where these four men fought and it covers the period of time all the way through Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, setting us up for the events at Gettysburg. Write brief chapters that might have appeared in Gods and Generals had the author chosen to include the following characters: Jeff Shaara simply could not pull off what his father accomplished.

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