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The Killer Angels
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ISBN:
9781846972669
Categories
Classic Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
06 June 2013
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
384

The Killer Angels

by Michael Shaara - Find out more about the author

                               

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PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL - 1975

’The best and most realistic historical novel about war I have ever read’ – General H Norman Schwarzkopf

’My favourite historical novel . . . A superb recreation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant’ – James M McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

It is the third summer of the war . . . On June 15, 1863, Robert Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia slips across the Potomac to begin the invasion of the North. His army is 70,000 strong but mostly unpaid and self-equipped. It has won nearly every battle it has fought. Lee knows a letter has been written, a letter offering peace. It is to be placed on the desk of Abraham Lincoln the day after Lee has won this battle.

Michael Shaara (1928–88) was an American writer of science, sports and historical fiction. He served in the Korean War, was an amateur boxer and police officer. He later taught literature at Florida State University. The Killer Angels won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975.