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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Gemerals, I was lucky enough to receive my own personal guided tour of Gettysburg when we traveled there with Jeff two years ago over the 4th of July weekend.

Trivia About Gods and Generals He idolizes men like Lee, Jackson and Longstreet. This is the first book by either of the Shaaras that I have read, and I won’t read another.

Lee, never believing until too late that a civil war would ever truly come to pass. Sometimes I really enjoy switching point of view between different characters, but I struggled with it in this book.

And, above all, he does a keen job of delineating character and profiling personality. Apr jefv, Pages. Gods and Generals is, however, fun to read. I guess this was a prequel to a book that his father wrote called, “Killer Angels.

Part I spans the period from November through June l Before We Were Yours.

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He started going to Gettysburg as a small boy. The Confederate soldiers, on the other hand, admire and love General Lee despite the hardships they must endure.


The Civil War Trilogy 3 books. The alternation of points of view and the rapid onrushing of events godd an often breathtaking pace, and those unfamiliar with the facts jecf the period will be flooded with the quantity of detail that Shaara is able to encompass in each brief chapter.

I love American History, but I had a really hard time getting into this book. Mar 21, Benjamin Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hancock learns of an additional Burnside blunder: The Read this for the third time, as my book club selection. Read it Forward Read it first. gnerals

For other uses, see Gods and Generals disambiguation. He had insight into the psyches and perhaps the souls of friends and foes alike. The Mayor of Casterbridge. A final point of positive note has to be the willingness to recreate the story of the first months of the Civil War up to Gettysburg piece-by-piece.

Because Shaara takes no ideological sides but gives us human beings who are complex, flawed, and wrestling with their own truths, Gods and Generals deals only peripherally with the moral issue of slavery. The characters are mostly high ranking in either the Confederate Army or the Federal Army.

Part III opens the same morning with Lee surveying the terrain and speculating on the battle to come. Snaara a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Gods and Generals

In battle after battle, the Confederate troops succeeded in forcing back the Union Army. This would be his first book. Gods and Generals looks closely at the divisive nature of the Civil War in which friends and colleagues were often forced onto opposite sides. But he transcends defeat. While fiction because we don’t know their exact conversations and emotions during these timesthis book presents the reader with a very credible look into the experiences leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.


Jeff Shaara has a gift. Maxwell encouraged Shaara fenerals continue the story his father began; inspired, Jeff planned an ambitious trilogy, with The Killer Angels as the centerpiece, following the war from its origins to its end. Jeff’s storytelling is equal to, if not better than his father’s.

Those who enjoy history or the Civil War would like this book.

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Admittedly, “The Killer Angels” is gneerals historical fiction novel that covers 3 days while the son had to cover several years of the Civil War. All the detail, which is so important to some, just bogged me down. Apr 09, Pages.

From the Battle of Fredericksburg, where, for the first time, all four men meet on the same field, to the Battle of Chancellorsville, when Jackson is mortally ieff by his own men, Gods and Generals paints a brilliant portrait of the lives of these great leaders during the tumultuous, bloody decade leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg.

When Jackson learns who has shot him, he places no blame and ascribes his injury to “the war.

A complete and total dislike.