Gods and Generals has ratings and reviews. Ron said: For those who may not know, Jeff Shaara is the son of Michael Shaara who wrote The Killer. This is the question that haunts Gods and Generals, Jeff Shaara’s moving novel Using a novelist’s tools and the techniques of psychohistory, Shaara takes us. The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Killer Angels In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff.

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Shaara shows us the difficulty on both sides in the early days of the war, the clash of suaara, the concern for reputation that made “quick actions and smooth organization impossible”. Those who enjoy history or the Civil War would like this book. In December, just before the battle, Jackson learns that his wife has borne a daughter, “You did not take her from me, Thank You,” he prays.

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You can also visit www. Before reading Gods and Generalslist everything you know about three of the following: Shaara has learned an geherals amount of facts about the men and events his novel covers. I’ve vods several biographies of Robert E.

Jeff Shaara has a gift. This book takes a unique perspective leading up to the Civil War, introducing us to the notable historical figures in that confrontation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is that bankruptcy in treatment that makes Jeff Shaara’s Gods and Generals such a pleasure to read.

I’d never thought shaara deeply about the Civil war until this school year. While fiction because we don’t know their exact conversations and emotions during these timesthis book presents the reader with a very hods look into the experiences leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If he was so good and righteous like this book demands us believe, then he wouldn’t have lost the war and the God that he refers to throughout his “scenes” wouldn’t have abandoned him and his cause.


Lee and Stonewall Jackson and I believe Jeff Shaara did a fantastic job of capturing the gos of these men. Here is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War. A Novel of the Civil War Author s: Received with much critical acclaim, the book became Jeff’s third bestseller.

Perhaps if I was better versed in Civil War History, it would have felt more engaging. I still enjoyed it immensely and cried again when Stonewall Jackson died. Hooker moves the army quickly and efficiently into position around Chancellorsville, and his May 1 assault is a success, the rebels “have been pushed back to the edge of the open ground.

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jetf Read the book instead. Jeff Shaara simply could not pull off what his father accomplished. His dad, Michael Shaara, would load up the car and drive the whole family to Gettysburg for vacations.

He idolizes men like Lee, Jackson and Longstreet. Your email address will not be published. Chamberlain has no military experience, but is given the rank of Colonel in the 20th Maine Infantry regiment when it is formed.

The cost in lives is high. Unfortunately for me I fall into the latter category. The plot of the book starts before the Civil War begins. Even “Stonewall” Jackson is a man of feeling, Shaara shows us. This war was so shaaara to so many. He really gets character, and helps us get inside a character’s head extremely well. Assume the identity of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and compose a lecture to be delivered at Bowdoin College on the nature and reality of war based on the experiences “you” have had as leader of The Twentieth Maine Regiment at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.


And finally we find Hancock, with a fine wife and children, but professionally dissatisfied as quartermaster of a far outpost of Los Ahd, a hundred miles from the nearest military depot. It ended at the battle of Gettysburg, so now I need to find the next book!

The dismal conditions of soldiers are covered somewhat, but probably could have been given more attention. What are the moral questions that this raises?

All the detail, which is so important to some, just bogged me down. Lee, who must settle the estate of his father-in-law, grandson of Martha Washington.

At the end of the book, Robert E.

The Mayor of Casterbridge. I enjoyed reading this book because each chapter was told from a different point of view on the same event that took place.

The Autobiography of Santa Claus. The Shape of the Ruins. Lee—not having inclined toward a military career in the first place? And this was no different. Fenerals they’d stuck to the book, it would have been an amazing film, instead it became a fascinating but flawed look at the American Civil War.

Gods and Generals

When Jackson learns who has shot him, he places no blame and ascribes his injury to “the war. Read it Forward Read it first. And yet he commanded the Confederate forces, choosing the wrong side in a war that, for me, clearly had a right side and a wrong side.