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ISBN13: 9780345348104
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The Battle of Gettysburg was fought for two dreams – freedom, and a way of life. Memories, promises, and love were carried into the battle but what fell was shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty.

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"Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time." The Seattle Times

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“My favorite historical novel . . . 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.”—James M. McPherson

 

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting 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. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

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Winner of the Pultizer Prize

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting 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. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

About the Author

Michael Shaara was born in 1928 in Jersey City, New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers University in 1951, he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, was an amateur boxer, and a police officer. In 1960 he became a professor of creative writing at Florida State University, where he won a faculty-wide award for excellence in teaching. His writing career included the publication of some seventy short stories, beginning in the early 1950s in the heyday of science-fiction publications such as Astounding and Galaxy. Subsequent stories were published through the early 1970s in The Saturday Evening Post, Playboy, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and others. His first novel, The Broken Place, was published in 1968. Other novels include The Herald and For Love of the Game (published after his death).

Michael Shaara died in 1988 at the age of fifty-nine.

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Mateo, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by Mateo)
To be honest I have never really been all that interested in the American Civil War. Now that I think about it, this is likely due to the various sterilized and glorified versions I've been fed during my education as a youth. I'm not sure what exactly compelled me to pickup this book, but I'm damn glad I did. This isn't one of those lame history books with long winded prose that attempts to detail an account of every minute. Instead, we are given a brief insight into the character and motivating...more To be honest I have never really been all that interested in the American Civil War. Now that I think about it, this is likely due to the various sterilized and glorified versions I've been fed during my education as a youth. I'm not sure what exactly compelled me to pickup this book, but I'm damn glad I did. This isn't one of those lame history books with long winded prose that attempts to detail an account of every minute. Instead, we are given a brief insight into the character and motivating factors of a few of the commanding officers. The result is a very compelling read which was difficult to put down.
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Loudcat, February 14, 2007 (view all comments by Loudcat)
This is a very absorbing Civil War novel. I was skeptical at first about reading a war novel, but it was a very interesting, character-driven novel. I really felt like I got to know the major players at the Battle of Gettysburg, their personalities, hopes, and fears. The author used a lot of primary sources to describe the battle. I found this novel somewhat unusual in that the author did a good job at staying impartial and just describing what happened without taking sides. A great novel!
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binkCantRead, February 9, 2007 (view all comments by binkCantRead)
the book is very well written, one of the best reads i have had in a very long time, the author uses imgery very well it paints a wonderful picture of war in your mind. as well as the irony it is amazing best historal book i have ever read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345348104
Subtitle:
The Classic Novel of the Civil War
Other:
Shaara, Michael
Author:
Shaara, Michael
Author:
Pitcher, Don
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
War
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Civil war, 1861-1865
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Gettysburg
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 18
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Civil War Trilogy
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19870812
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.2 x 1 in 0.425 lb

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Product details 384 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345348104 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Shaara carries [the reader] swiftly and dramatically to a climax as exciting as if it were being heard for the first time."
"Synopsis" by , “My favorite historical novel . . . 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.”—James M. McPherson

 

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting 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. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Pultizer Prize

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting 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. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

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