Perations in Virginia Expectantly the issue that dominates are these war conflicts and I can say that the author does really amazing work in this area The way he describes the battles is very exciting a A Civil War book fictionalizing several different sectors of society Set mostly in the time it seemed possible the South would actually win the warNot bad but I m not entirely
of the historiosity Dislike A complete and total dislike The description was good The characters were good
convinced of the historiosity Dislike A complete and total dislike The description was good The characters were good The story
The story was fine Just Don t Like ItThat s all story was fine Just Don t Like ItThat s all have to say I love how Jeff Shaara
WRITES IT TAKES SOME GETTING USED It takes some getting used es but once A Runaway World? you get used to itBrilliant Outstanding I especially love how he focuses on the army barely touches the political side of the war and when the political side is touched it s mostly negativeI d never thought to deeply about the Civil war until this schoolear Now with this book coming to top off my school ear I must say history is a whole lot complicated then I thoughtThe story begins in 1858 57 not sure which with some background information on the men the story focused on Robert E Lee Winfeild Scott Hancock Thomas J Stonewall Jackson and Joshua Lauwrence Chamberlain These four men and their experiences in the Civil War form the main story I knew most of the battle s outcomes due to reading Stonewall Jackson a portrait of a soldier right before reading Gods and Generals But all the same the masterful way Shaara wove the storyIt was amazing Actually though the thing that fascinated me t For those who may not know Jeff Shaara is the son of Michael Shaara who wrote The Killer Angels Without that great book there would be no Gods and Generals or the many other books Jeff has written since this first one Let me first talk about The Killer Angels Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 it did not receive the public recognition it deserved until after Michael Shaara s death at age 50 That s sad to me because it is such a good book The recognition finally came when the movie Gettysburg based on the book was released in 1993 G how each compensated for shortcomings and failures when put to the test The perspectives of the four men particularly concerning the battles at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville make vivid the realities of Stuck to the book it would have been an amazing film instead it became a fascinating but flawed look at the American Civil War Read the book instead I m going to uote the words of Jason Mraz and say I won t give up on us God knows I m tough enough We ve got a lot to learn God knows we re worth itWell it turns out I m not tough enough and this book wasn t worth it Oh and I m totally giving up on us Rating 275 stars This book is the story of 4 generals or maybe I seriously don t know and what they went through during the Civil warSeems exciting enough The problem is I don t read historical fiction but this book was so cheap I just couldn t help myselfThis book was like a map and I m horrible with directions Also I m not American so I didn t know half of the places the author was talking about Why 275 starsThe goodThe writing was pretty greatI liked some of the characters and understood their decisions regarding which side they supported North or SouthThe character s stories background and difference in faith was enjoyable to read aboutThe badDescription description and did I mention the descriptionI liked the characters but I didn t LIKE the charactersWar startegies and politics So hard to understandSlow PACEIf ou like politics and historical fiction ou will really like this bookMaybe when I m wiser and older I will finish reading it and like it Probably not about being wiser and finishing the book Seeking uality historical novels about the American Civil War I Came To This Trilogy Which I See Is Particularly came to this trilogy which I see is particularly From the beginning however I was troubled by the order in which I should read
Them If I Should Read Them In Chronological Order In if I should read them in chronological order in order they were written or based on their uality Because I also read a historical book on the American Civil War I chose the chronological order and I think it was the best choiceIn the first chronological book of the series we are transported to the last few ears before the start of the war and we continue until the spring of 1863 having followed closely all the fighting in the main theater of Shaara captures the disillusionment of both Lee and Hancock early in their careers Lee's conflict with loyalty Jackson's overwhelming Christian ethic and Chamberlain's total lack of experience while illustratin. Focus is on a few officers from
both sides before Gettysburg I like historical fiction and picked up this book for that reason However sides before Gettysburg I like historical fiction and picked up this book for
that reason however However less like fiction and like history This book seemed to me to be endless descriptions of what every general on both sides was doing during the Civil War and not the whole Civil War but just until 1863 This is the first book by either of the Shaaras that I have read and I won t read another Obviously I didn t know what I was getting into because I know he is very well regarded by many people This book could be considered the preuel to THE KILLER ANGELS reviewed separately written by Mr Shaara s father This book takes a uniue perspective leading up to the Civil War introducing us to the notable historical figures in that confrontation Mr Shaara shares with the reader through excellent characterization and dialogue why the Civil war was so important to these men The author manages to bring to life the ears leading up to the Civil War Seemingly historically accurate this book answered many of my uestions about why this battle even happened Obviously th The first in the epic fatherson Civil War trilogy the next one is The Killer Angels by Jeff s father Michael Shaara followed by Jeff s seuel The Last Full Measure This was Jeff s first book and it must have been intimidating writing a preuel to his father s book which had won the Pulitzer prize and been made into the astonishingly good film GettysburgBut Jeff rose to the challenge admirably and delivered a book similar in tone to his father s and carefully maintaining the air of tragedy that his father achieved in The Killer Angels For those who are new Gods and Generals starts at the beginning of the American Civil War and follows four of the major commanders through the first three ears of the war What makes this trilogy so uniue is its even handedness to both sides of the battle which makes the war itself something tragic Highly recommended seriesThis was made into a film of the same name which deviated uite differently from the book If they In a preuel of sorts to his father Michael Shaara's 1974 epic novel The Killer Angels Jeff Shaara explores the lives of Generals Lee Hancock Jackson and Chamberlain as the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg approaches.