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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Oh, and I’m totally giving up on us. InBallantine Books published Jeff’s first novel, Gods and Generals, the prequel to his father’s great work.

All too often, the Southern soldiers are depicted as uneducated brutes who hated slaves. Preview — Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara.

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Switching from one character’s point of view to anothers can be a great way of building suspense and developing a story see GRRM’s mastery of this crafthere though, the switching of perspective which is probably the best way to tell this story just doesn’t work. Shaara has learned an impressive amount of facts about the men and events his novel covers. Chamberlain was a school teacher who volunteered for war because believed in his country.

In what way has your view of them changed?

What aspects of the novel contributed to this change? They know “it will be a bloody mess,” but they are soldiers first, whose duty is to obey their superiors.

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Apr 09, Pages Buy. InMichael Shaara returned to Gettysburg with his son Jeff. One can not imagine the professional military graduate schools using this as required reading, as in fact they have done with The Killer Angels.

New Syaara and London: Jeff Shaara has a gift. This is the first book by either of the Shaaras that I have read, and I won’t read another.

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The Autobiography of Santa Claus. I’d say this book isn’t as good, but that’s mainly because he takes on a much bigger task in this book, and actually that’s my main criticism is that the task generala too much for one book. Overall, Gods and Generals is a fine piece of Civil War fiction. Battle Cry of Freedom. Read it Forward Read it first. Shaara shows us the difficulty on both sides in the early days of the war, the clash of egos, the concern for reputation that made “quick actions and smooth organization impossible”.

Beautifully told, compelling in its vivid portrayal of the battlefield, and profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of those who fought, Gods and Generals is truly a worthy companion to the timeless The Killer Angels. Well, I think writing is in the family genes.

Jeff’s storytelling is equal to, if not better than his father’s. In battle after battle, the Confederate troops succeeded in forcing back the Union Army. Want to Read saving…. It was one of those books that I wished would never end. Not just anyone could have done that. Jun 07, Pat Camalliere rated it it was amazing. You really see the stark difference between the Rebels who loved and trusted their leaders, and the Federal armies who distrusted and disliked many of theirs.


Jackson is a Brigadier General for the Confederate Army. Hancock was a brave leader hampered by the generals above his status. Trivia About Gods and Generals Drums of Autumn Starz Tie-in Edition.

Those who enjoy history or the Civil War would like this book. I think all of those parts are stellar and very well done, except for the part about the early battles. The book is just ok I now find myself at a crossroads As the order is carried out, Hancock grieves for his men who are running from an enemy they have defeated. Jan 03, Riley Feldmann rated it it was generrals. Chamberlain generalz the exception, for he was a scholar, a college professor, and had experienced nothing of a military nature, save for some time as a student at a military prep school.

Lee is mired in sadness at the long absences from his ailing wife Mary and the children he hardly knows. This would be his first book. Why does Robert E. Aug 14, Evan Hays rated it really liked it Shelves: But you can discover many of these same stories by reading the Civil War Trilogy:

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