In the killer angels, michael shaara recapitulates the battle of gettysburg rather than inventing characters through which to illumine his own perspective of the event, he attempts to recreate events during and leading up to the battle and to reconstruct the actions of several generals who participated acclaim and a pulitzer. A really excellent way to get a view of the gettysburg battle from the perspective of the key characters it was far more entertaining than long descriptions of troop deployments and casualty counts i think the author did a great job of recreating conversations that surely must have taken place as well as the personalities of the. Amazoncom review this novel reveals more about the battle of gettysburg than any piece of learned nonfiction on the same subject michael shaara's account of the three most important days of the civil war features deft characterizations of all of the main actors, including lee, longstreet, pickett, buford, and hancock. From the novel “the killer angels” by michael shaara the maverick the maverick production is an original stage adaptation of michael shaara's novel, “ the killer angels” shaara used the american civil war divided our country for over four years but it was one battle that change its course: gettysburg fought over.
In a prequel of sorts to his father michael shaara's 1974 epic novel the killer angels, jeff shaara explores the lives of generals lee, hancock, jackson and chamberlain as the pivotal battle of gettysburg approaches shaara captures the disillusionment of both lee and hancock early in their careers, lee's conflict with. The killer angels (1974) is a historical novel by michael shaara that was awarded the pulitzer prize for fiction in 1975 the book tells the story of the four days of the battle of gettysburg in the american civil war: june 30, 1863, as the troops of both the union and the confederacy move into battle around the town of.
Shaara wrote four novels before he died of a heart attack in 1988 his second novel, the killer angels, is considered by some readers and historians to be the best novel ever written about the civil war rich in carefully researched historic detail, the book recreated the battle of gettysburg and won the pulitzer prize in 1975. Author jeff shaara discusses historical fiction - and his father michael shaara's book killer angels about the battle of gettysburg shaara wrote a prequel and a sequel to killer angels, and has also written novels set during the american revolution, world war one, and world war two.
General eisenhower, when questioned about his opinion of lee's tactics at gettysburg, commented, why he didn't go around there [little round top], i'll never know and eisenhower, responding to general montgomery, who commented that he'd never have fought the battle the way lee did, said, if you had, i'd have.
The number of troops, ammunition supplies, and the lay of the land are just three of the considerations that must be given when fighting a battle such considerations were made during the civil war battle of gettysburg in the killer angels by michael shaara, shaara uses geography throughout his recounting of the event.