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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Also in Civil War Trilogy. A final point of positive note has to be the willingness to recreate the story of the first months of the Civil War up to Gettysburg piece-by-piece. The strategies of defending Richmond versus taking the battle to the north in order to influence public support for the war are explored some. I rather enjoyed the change of pace, and found much to admire in the thought processes of both the Generals and the author. Lee sides neither with keff radicals of the deep South” nor with the northerners who vods of “radical abolition,” but when he is forced to make a choice, it is his loyalty to his home state that becomes the deciding factor.

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

What kind of a military leader does he prove to be? When Jackson learns who has shot him, he places no blame and ascribes his injury to “the war. Three of the four were professional soldiers, graduates of the U.

President Buchanan calls upon Lee to quell the insurrection, which he does with great skill and no loss of life. In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for. When we arrived in Gettysburg, Jeff drove us directly to the the battlefields.


Those who enjoy history or the Civil War would like this book.

May 28, Pages. As the order is carried out, Hancock grieves for his men who are running from an enemy they have defeated. But, then, how can we imagine any of them—especially Robert E. I felt so connected to all of the characters, and I found myself really conflicted on whether I wanted the Union or the confederates to win the war- the book presented the generals as real people, so it neff a good job of looking at both sides of the story.

Lee, the infamous McClellan and imbues in them a living, breathing, emotional cast of characters to help guide readers along with the lead-up to, the beginning of, and the opening phases of the Civil War.

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Oct 08, Cam rated it it was amazing Shelves: I never realized how poorly executed the Civil War was at times, and how politics played into battle decisions, even in the ‘s. It was lack of leadership that prevented the North’s success for so long.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Godz do they justify this? Even though I knew it was coming, I still was not able to read it.

The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking. Apr 06, Matthew Hodge rated it it was amazing Shelves: After some considerable soul-searching, Jeff decided to try to tackle the project himself. The Mayor of Casterbridge. But there had to be more to it. In my own humble opinion, we must avoid war as much as we possibly ever can, but there are times where wars just have to be fought. Because of a lack of good officers and despite having no previous military training, geenerals is appointed Lieutenant Colonel, second in command of the Twentieth Maine Regiment under Colonel Adelbert Ames.


The novel also deals with General Lee’s disillusionment with the Confederate bureaucracy and General Jackson’s fenerals fervor. Battle details, while not entirely absent, are not a main focus of this work.

Also by Jeff ShaaraMichael Shaara. Gettysburg is truly a national treasure. Actually, though, the thing that fascinated me the most was the Generals of the North.

Apr 29, Pages Buy. Drums of Autumn Starz Tie-in Edition. I would agree with General Grant, and I think Shaara would too, that it is possible to respect an opponent and the devotion adn which he fought, even if you think his reason for fighting was horribly wrong.

I felt that this book was accurate in its character portrayals, but it I love American History, but I had a really hard time getting into this book. I think all of those parts are stellar and very well done, except for the part about the early battles. The war is real, and it is not going to disappear as many northerners seem to believe, and it will generaals Hancock, Lee, Jackson, and Chamberlain a chance to fulfill henerals long-held ambitions.

Looking for More Great Reads? Should I read this series in generaps order, starting with this title, or publication order, starting with Michael’s Killer Angels?

The Autobiography of Santa Claus. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. All the detail, which is so important to some, just bogged me down.

Sure, you may not feel like you’re right there in the trench alongside Stonewall Jackson, but every decision he makes seamlessly fits with what we come to expect and know about the man who struck fear into the hearts of Northerners.