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The killer angels [electronic resource] : a novel / Michael Shaara.

By: Shaara, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1996Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade ed.Description: 1 online resource (xix, 374 p. : ill., maps).ISBN: 9780345513731 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB); 0345513738 (electronic bk. : Adobe EPUB).Subject(s): Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Fiction | Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | War stories. | Electronic booksDDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1975.Summary: Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional re-creation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg. A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant. In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war.
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"Originally published in 1974 by David McKay Co., Inc., New York"--T.p. verso.

Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional re-creation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg. A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant. In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war.

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1975.

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The killer angels : by Shaara, Michael. ©1993
The killer angels by Shaara, Michael. ©2004

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