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The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2)
The Killer Angels - Civil War, Bk 2
Author: Michael Shaara
In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two 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. Shattered fut...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345407276
ISBN-10: 034540727X
Publication Date: 5/28/1996
Pages: 368
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4 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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quilty45 avatar reviewed The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2) on + 100 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
One of the best books ever about the Civil War. It's historical fiction but the battle info is pretty much fact. It is about the Battle of Gettysburg as seen from the point of Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and other leaders there at the battle. Ken Burns said this book "changed his life" and after reading this, he did his "Civil War" production.
reviewed The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is an exceptional book - even though I'm not "into" the Civil War, I found this to be very, very interesting. It explores the decisions and personalities on both sides of the Battle of Gettysburg, as well as the lay of the land, and helps you understand what went on throughout the planning and duration of the battle and why it was so devastating to all. You might think a novel based on one battle would be rather dry - not true, it is very readable. I recommend it!
buzzby avatar reviewed The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2) on + 6062 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Based on my reading of several non-fiction accounts of the battle, this follows history to a "T." It's been a while since I've read this and the other books, but I can't think of where Shaara diverged from history. Unlike, say, Island of the Blue Dolphins or First Man of Rome, where there is scant historical record, this battle has been so dissected that it would be hard to get a new fictional perspective on it.
wingate avatar reviewed The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2) on
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A page turner. A great piece of historical fiction that motivated me to read more actual American history.
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reviewed The Killer Angels (Civil War, Bk 2) on + 348 more book reviews
Great account of the Battle of Gettysburg - it comes alive.
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Part of a civil war trilogy (1)
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Excellent! If you are interested in the Civil War this is a must read. About Gettysburg and what was fought for on both sides.


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