Michael Sharra’s The Killer Angels
One of my favorites about Gettysburg and Civil War. Liked the movie, too, but I am a history buff anyway.
Great book, read it while homeschooling my daughter. After finishing the book we visited Gettysburg, his descriptions of the battlefield and it’s terrain were so vivid and accurate, it was more like revisiting the battlefield.
They were great books. His son had a similar writing style so I was glad when he picked up where his dad left off
One of my favorite books about the Civil War.
This is a rare instance in which the movie did justice to a great book. “BAYONETS!!!” is a rallying cry n my family to this day.
Marvelous read. You can’t go wrong reading a Pulitzer winner.
Love this book!!!
Such a great book! It is a must-read if you are going to visit Gettysburg this summer.
I loved this book. Reading it made my visit to Gettysburg much more meaningful.
Absolutely loved it!
One of my favorites. One of the best books I ever read.
Read for book group, otherwise would not have. So glad it was on our list.
Have read it. Also have read all of his sons books. I am a Civil War book addict!
Loved this book!
oh yes….then after his death, his son picked up the pen and began writing sequels to that…..they are also quite good.
My to be read again pile keeps growing in leaps and bounds! Every day, there’s another book I just have to read again RIGHT NOW!
Our teenage daughter balked at the idea of a family trip to Gettysburg. I PAID her to read Killer Angels (yes, I know…?). She was hooked after that and loved Gettysburg and asked us to return two years later. I enjoyed all the Sharra books.
Have read most of his books. Love them!
One of my husband’s favorite authors along with his son Jeff. He just got The Frozen Hours from Amazon that he didn’t even remember ordering, but he can’t wait to start once he’s done with our book club choices and Killing England. 🙂 He is a big Civil War, WWII reader.
Just finished Killing England – did not find it as good as the other Killing series books.
@Barbara I was looking forward to reading it after he finished it since I ‘m more into the Revolutionary War.
We were fortunate to spend a good bit of time with Jeff Shaara during a book tour he did through our local libraries. He autographed all of our books, and spent a good hour talking with our children, who were young teenagers at the time. Years later, one of our boys still is a huge fan and reads every book almost as soon as they are released. The others are not as interested in war themed novels, but still learned SO much from his visit. They received more education in one hour with Mr Shaara than in a year of history classes!
Good; he does his reseach
This is my husband’s favorite book of all time. He takes it camping, so I replace it about once a year for him. His son, Jeff Shaara, is an equally amazing writer and we met him a few years ago at a book signing.
Was required reading in a college American History course. That instructor and that book started me down the rabbit hole of loving history and good history books
This was me too— US history in college, required reading. But I loved it. ❤️
A wonderful novel.
Dislike war stories
Read this aloud to the family the summer we visited Gettysburg. The whole family loved it. The kids were preteens.
We read as undergrads and met the author. I have been able to utilize in first year comp class. I love this book.
Love it! It got us interested in learning more and more about Gettysburg.
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