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In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring bestseller that has sold more than two million copies. In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War.

As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command--and turns the tide of war.

For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster--compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals--Longstreet, Hill, Stuart--and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end.

Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg--and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War.

Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant--complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure.

Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The critically acclaimed, best-selling sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels, written by the author's father, brings to life the final two years of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of generals Lee and Grant. Reprint.

About the Author

Jeff Shaara was born in 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University in 1974. For many years he was a dealer in rare coins, but sold his Tampa, Florida, business in 1988 upon the death of his father, Michael Shaara.

As manager of his father's estate, Jeff developed a friendship with film director Ron Maxwell, whose film Gettysburg was based on The Killer Angels. It was Maxwell who suggested that Jeff continue the story Michael Shaara had begun.

He and his wife, Lynne, divide their time between Tampa, Florida, and Missoula, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345438508
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Author:
Shaara, Jeff
Subject:
War
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction.
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990427
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
576

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"Synopsis" by , The critically acclaimed, best-selling sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels, written by the author's father, brings to life the final two years of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of generals Lee and Grant. Reprint.
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