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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Hancock is a Brigadier General for the Federal Army.

Yet at a farewell party, he and Amistead are overcome by emotion, for they know they will never meet again. May 13, Pages Buy. Now, with this book coming to top off my school year, I must say history is a whole lot more complicated then I thought.

Each chapter concentrates on one of these four main protagonists, except the chapters in which they interact with one another and thus share the spotlight. In battle after battle, the Confederate troops succeeded in forcing back the Union Army.

The location is mostly around Virginia. Segars, a historian and descendant of J. Lee was an educated gentleman; if he had accepted the offer of General for the North, the Confederacy would never have stood a chance.

What aspects of the novel contributed to this change?

The story line was fine. The Guide by J. With Hooker unable to take action, Lee left with a mere 40, troops, and Jefferson Davis fixated on the defense of Richmond, Lee realizes that the Confederates cannot keep fighting on their own ground, that the Union will be able to return with more men and more equipment “and eventually they will find a commander who understands…who is capable. Historical Fiction Military Fiction Audiobooks.


This book perpetuates civil war mythology. Random House Audio Availability: However, it seems less like fiction and more like military history. Contact us about speaking engagements with Jeff Shaara. The Civil War Trilogy jeff books.

Battles at Manassas and Fredericksburg are brilliantly portrayed, followed by Chancellorsville, where Stonewall Jackson was later injured by friendly fire by the NC 18th division, thank youand subsequently died. Yet it repeatedly failed to do so. And this was no different. Maxwell encouraged Shaara to continue the story his father began; inspired, Jeff planned an ambitious trilogy, with The Killer Angels as the centerpiece, following the war from jef origins to its end.

Shaara does it brilliantly.

Gods and Generals

I never realized how poorly executed the Civil War was at times, and how po I read Gods and Generals mainly because it was the prequel for the book I really wanted to read eventually: Shaara has learned an impressive amount of facts about the men and events his novel covers. What makes this trilogy so unique is its even-handedness to both sides anr the battle, which makes the war itself something tragic. The author’s father was named Michael Shaara and wrote “The Killer Angels” which was a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that was made into the movie “Gettysburg”.

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

Hancock learns of an additional Burnside blunder: InMichael Shaara returned to Keff with his son Jeff. The Good The narration style can be summed up initially with one word: He idolizes men like Lee, Jackson and Longstreet. The Widows of Malabar Hill. 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 was too much for one book. Rumors anc “the savage rebel army…a general panic” have proven untrue.


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Even though I knew gneerals was coming, I still was not able to read it. I always learn a lot when I read historical fiction. Mar 21, Benjamin Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: But when Jefferson Davis appoints Lee Commander of the Army of the Confederacy, the south gains a key advantage, for Lee is a brilliant leader with a keen understanding of ogds tactics and strategy. I must say, I could not read two pages where he goes on about the death of General Jackson, it is I really don’t know what happened with Jeff Shaara from this book to his second attempt, The Last Full Measurebut I enjoyed this book more.

The war is real, and it is not going to disappear as many northerners seem to believe, and it will give Hancock, Lee, Jackson, and Chamberlain a chance to fulfill saara long-held ambitions. He takes on the buildup to the war, setting the background with the main characters before the war, the start of shaarz war, the early battles of the war with some detail about the Battles of Williamsburg and second Manassas, and then goes into lots of detail about Antietam, but especially Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

I will read this book again, and read the other novels in order to complete the series. Once you find your sea legs, however, Shaara’s prose gneerals damn near perfect.