The killer angels book review

At Thoroughfare Gap he had held against Longstreet, 3, men against 25, for six hours, sending off appeal after appeal for help which never came.


Longstreet reluctantly agrees to attack the center of the line and places Pickett in charge of the assault. He believes men should battle on an open field, rather than through undercover means. They are talking skeletons with nothing but truth rattling through their teeth. More than rifles and bullets are carried into battle.

He believes men should battle on an open field, rather than through undercover means. The men respect Chamberlain and follow him. His purpose was to bring this part of American History to life.

It is ironic, of course, because it is this same attitude that brings about his downfall. There was a grandness in Lee that shadowed him, silenced him. His right hand is General James Longstreet, a brooding man who is loyal to Lee but stubbornly argues against his plan. The story is told in the past tense, although the foreword is told in the present tense.

In Pennsylvania he put too much faith in God finding his cause righteous and he depending too heavily on the honor of his troops to make it to that grove of trees at the top of the hill. In the introductory letter to the reader, Shaara states that he used primary sources and documents and did not consciously change any facts.

Lee refuses, because he wants to smash the Union army aggressively in one decisive stroke. Shaara died on May 5, Outsiders believed that slavery was the main cause of the war. They hid nothing from Shaara not their fears or their desires. He and the Maine troops were positioned at the far left of the Federal line.

Even though a chapter is written from one commander's perspective, the author still allows you to see what some of the other characters in those scenes are thinking. I love those moments when I read something, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that another tumbler has clicked into place.

The Killer Angels

Overall, the Confederate army is very religious. He talks to them about why they are fighting. The Confederates soon retreat, and the Battle of Gettysburg comes to its bloody, spectacular end. He is able to convince all but six of the men to fight.

Buford holds the Confederates off until infantry General John Reynolds arrives. It was then that her interest was piqued, and I recommended the book to her. Now, aint that something?

Those poor white sharecropper farmers aspired to be slave owners. The men respect Chamberlain and follow him. The story begins on June 29, On the way, his regiment discovers an escaped slave, and Chamberlain muses on the reasons behind the war and his thoughts on race.

For the South it was to defend their way of life and what they believed were decisions states should make for themselves. Throughout, Shaara attempts to evenly show both sides of the war and explain why the soldiers were really fighting.

Up to this point in the war, the South had been winning most every major battle, albeit at a terrible cost.The Killer Angels is unique, sweeping, unforgettable-a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America's destiny.

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Review by Library Journal Review The late Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel () concerns the battle of Gettysburg and was the basis for the film Gettysburg. The Killer Angels is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Shaara that was first published in About The Killer Angels Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List The book introduces the armies and individuals, the events leading up to the battle, and the action on a day-by-day, moment-by-moment basis.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Killer Angels Michael Shaara gives an accurate and fair account of the battle of Gettysburg in his book The Killer Angels.

In the introductory letter to the reader, Shaara states that he used primary sources and documents and did not consciously change any facts.

“The Killer Angels” is a book that you have to stick with.

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The last pages or so are far superior to the firstso don’t give up in the early going. The text is fine, but the early chapters seem like the characters are pontificating, some of them are, and the writing can be a little wooden/5.

The Killer Angels is actually the second in a trilogy following the Civil War, although it was the first book written. Although I still have not been able to fully satisfy my curiosity, it is my understanding, that Michael Shaara died a rather untimely death, and his son, Jeff, picked up the family legacy of writing.

The killer angels book review
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