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09 March 2006
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Gods and Generals


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On the Union side, there is Joshua Chamberlain, who gives up his promising academic career to volunteer for service in the new army, and Winfield Scott Hancock, a Captain of Quartermasters who quickly establishes himself as one of the finest leaders in the Union army. For the Confederacy, there is Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson, an eccentric fierce Christian and military genius, and Robert E. Lee, one of the greatest military commanders of all time, whose simple, austere sense of duty hides a complex and often tortured soul.

As the war gathers momentum, Stonewall Jackson wins his reputation by a series of stinging victories over ineptly-led Union forces. But, at Chancellorsville, the tables are turned when Jackson is mortally wounded by his own men. This is a turning point of the war. Lee realizes that he can now only win by a direct thread to Washington. The battle-hardened Confederate troops begin their fateful invasion of the North, towards an obscure crossroads in Pennsylvania called Gettysburg...

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and – two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University.

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