Author Shaara's Book
The Battle of Gettysburg is considered a turning point in the Civil War. We learn first hand accounts, experienced by Robert E Lee, James Longstreet, and numerous other important historical figures. During these three days, men of history show us much bravery and how they rose beyond the call of duty. The physical hardships for all in battle, such as day long marches, lack of food and sleep, and sickness, took its toll. But the emotional aspects prove...
The Killer Angels
Michael Shaara gives an accurate and fair account of the battle of Gettysburg in his book The Killer Angels. In the introductory letter to the reader, Shaara states that he used primary sources and documents and did not consciously change any facts. His purpose was to bring this part of American History to life. Throughout, Shaara attempts to evenly show both sides of the war and explain why the soldiers were really fighting. By using Harrison, an ac...
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