heart breaking saga of the years preceeding The Killer Angels story,
written by Jeff Shaara's late father, Michael Shaara.
In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the
lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from
the first gathering clouds of the Civil War. Here is Thomas “Stonewall”
Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout
Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War; Winfield
Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who quickly establishes
himself as one of the finest leaders of the Union army; Joshua Chamberlain,
who gives up his promising academic career and goes on to become
one of the most heroic soldiers in American history; and Robert
E. Lee, never believing until too late that a civil war would ever
truly come to pass. Profound in its insights into the minds and
hearts of those who fought in the war, Gods and Generals creates
a vivid portrait of the soldiers, the battlefields, and the tumultuous
times that forever shaped the nation.
Hardback, 512 pages, 6x9, 1996, $30.00.