November 1, 2004
November 1, 2004
July 1863. The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia is invading the North, and these warring forces will clash at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. General Robert E. Lee has made this daring and massive move with seventy thousand men in a determined effort to draw out the Union Army of the Potomac and mortally wound it. His right hand is General James Longstreet, a brooding man who is loyal to Lee but stubbornly argues against his plan. Opposing them is an unknown factor: General George Meade, who has taken command of the Union Army only two days before what will be perhaps the crucial battle of the Civil War.
In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fight for two conflicting dreams. One dreams of freedom, the other of a way of life. More than rifles and bullets are carried into battle. The soldiers carry hope. Promises. Love. And more than men fall on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty are also the casualties of war.
Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1974 novel describes the battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. The trilogy begun with THE KILLER ANGELS has been continued by Shaara's son Jeff with the novels GODS AND GENERALS and THE LAST FULL MEASURE.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: War + Military, Conflicts + Dualities, General
- Language: English
- Author: Michael Shaara
- Online Item #: 11983569
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-2679
- ISBN: 9780679643241
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported