August 2, 2011

Ladies' Goodreads: August

The Killer Angels
Michael Shaara

The Killer Angels (1974) is a historical novel by Michael Shaara that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. The book tells the story of four days of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War: June 30, 1863, as the troops of both the Union and the Confederacy move into battle around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and July 1, July 2, and July 3, when the battle was fought. The story is character driven and told from the perspective of various protagonists. A film adaptation of the novel, titled Gettysburg, was released in 1993. Sometimes compared to The Red Badge of Courage.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this book. It had pictures of the North and South armies movements during and the lead up to Gettysburg battle.

    Written from the perspective of various Generals on both sides, I was ablt to see how each of them came to decisions they did and saw their personalities and intereactions in it all.

    Good insight into Gettysburg and how that whole period of fighting was like.