The Killer Angels

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Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels. New York: McKay, 1974. Several editions are in print.

The battle of Gettysburg plays out, told from the perspectives of John Buford, Joshua Chamberlain, James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee, and other leaders.

Epochal novel of the Civil War, celebrated by critics (it won the Pulitzer Prize) and treasured by re-enactors and other history enthusiasts. Far more concerned with military operations than Mackinlay Kantor's Gettysburg novel Long Remember, The Killer Angels has shaped an entire generation's concept of the battle, particularly of Union hero Joshua Chamberlain.

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