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The Killer Angels

by Michael Shaara

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


David McKay Company, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. David McKay Company, New York 1974. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1974 on the copyright page. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $8.95 at the front flap. Illustrated with maps. Book Condition: Very Good+, light shelf wear, light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, short tear. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.


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The Killer Angels is a historical novel by Michael Shaara that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. The book tells the story of four days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War: June 30, 1863, as the troops of both the Union and the Confederacy move into battle around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and July 1, July 2, and July 3, when the battle was fought. The story is character driven and told from the perspective of various protagonists.

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On Mar 26 2017, said:
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Brilliant depiction of various characters, from the historically pre-eminent (Lee, Chamberlain) to the minor (Spy) to the fictional participants at Gettysburg. Provides a psychological profile of those who made this hallowed ground.

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