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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Nov 24, Christine rated it really liked it Shelves: What is your view of each?

xhaara The book does get long and boring in the beginning and middle sections, but when the major battles begin, the book gets v Personal Response: Part III opens the same morning with Lee surveying the terrain and speculating on the battle to come. Related Links Books Random feature site.

Gods and Generals

Read the book instead. It’s easy to read this book and get sucked into the characters to the point of forgetting that these were real people, faced with real situations that we cannot honestly imagine in this day and age. It covers the span of time from late inwhen the war had become all but inevitable, to Junejust before the Battle of Gettysburg.

But the discrepancy between the troops is growing, barely 25, exhausted and underfed Confederates facing an army of nearly one hundred vods thousand, many of whom have not yet seen action. The location is mostly around Virginia.

Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy, #1) by Jeff Shaara

The author manages to bring to life the years leading up to the Civil War. We also find Winfield Scott Hancock, one of the finest leaders in the Union army, and Joshua Chamberlain, who gives up a promising academic career to become one of the most heroic soldiers in American history.


What aspects of the novel contributed to this change? The Frolic of the Beasts.

generas He is bogged yods with the details of the plantation, including complex questions of slave-holding, but most of all he regrets his lackluster career and his inability to tolerate the politics that would enable him to advance. Gone for Soldiers Jan 03, Riley Feldmann rated it it was amazing. While fiction because Wow. Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements with Jeff Shaara.

Battle details, while not entirely absent, are not a main focus of this work. Maxwell and starring Robert Duvall and Jeff Daniels. But 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.

Admittedly, “The Killer Angels” is a historical fiction novel that geneals 3 days while the son had to cover several years jeeff the Civil War. From the Trade Paperback edition. The retreating Union forces destroy the town of Fredericksburg in a barbaric display of frustration after a “bloody, stupid defeat.

I couldn’t even finish it. Oct 05, Pages Buy. I especially love how he focuses on the army, barely touches the political side of the war-and when genfrals political side is touched, it’s mostly negative.

The description was good. It was inspiring enough that I took a day trip into Gettysburg, PA over the weekend, and walked some of the famous battle sites. One can not imagine the professional military graduate schools using this as required reading, as in fact they have done with The Killer Angels. Buy the Audiobook Download: The Killer Angels Michael Shaara.

I just know that the story he created here in Gods and Generals is very good. Switching from one character’s point of view to anothers can be There is very little I can say about this book that hasn’t already been said.


I love how Jeff Shaara writes. A native of New Jersey, Michael Shaara grew to be an adventurous young man: Inspired egnerals Your Browsing History. Read it Forward Read it first.

Gods and Generals Teacher’s Guide

Jackson is a Brigadier General for the Confederate Army. Inspired by Your Browsing History. May 13, Pages Buy. This is a great work and fully stands on its own.

Once you find your sea legs, however, Shaara’s prose feels damn near perfect. Gods and Generals Author s: I think a guy who loves strategy and military battles would enjoy this book more than I did. Aug 14, Evan Hays rated it really liked it Shelves: Jackson is deeply religious, verging on fanatic, a perfectionist, misplaced in the classroom at Virginia Military Institute where his students call him “Tom Fool.

Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara – Teacher’s Guide – : Books

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.

Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of those who fought in the war, Gods and Generals creates a vivid portrait of the soldiers, the battlefields, and the tumultuous times that forever shaped the nation. Jeff’s storytelling is equal to, if not better than his father’s.