Michael Shaara

Michael Shaara was an American author of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. He is best known for his novel 'The Killer Angels,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. This novel depicts the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War and served as the basis for the film 'Gettysburg.' His work is known for its rich historical detail and complex characterizations.


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  1. 1. The Killer Angels

    "The Killer Angels" is a historical novel that provides a detailed account of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Told from the perspectives of several key figures, including Generals Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet on the Confederate side, and Colonel Joshua Chamberlain on the Union side, the book explores the motivations, thoughts, and struggles of these men as they navigate the brutal realities of war. The narrative vividly brings to life the events, decisions, and human drama that culminated in the pivotal battle, shedding light on the personal and political complexities of this critical period in American history.