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THE KILLER ANGELS. by  Michael Shaara - Hardcover - (1993) - from, IOBA and


by Shaara, Michael

Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)/fine

New York:: Random House,, (1993). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). Later printing. 'A Novel About the Four Days of Gettysburg' - that is, the day leading up to the battle and the three days of the bloody battle itself - July 1-3, 1863. Originally published in 1974, this won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize, and also became a modern classic - considered one of the best novels ever written about the Civil War. Basis for the movie 'Gettysburg.' Maps and situation plans throughout the book. Foreword and an afterword. xix, 374 pp. Map endpapers.

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:
  "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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