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The Killer Angels

Shaara, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0679425411 / ISBN 13: 9780679425410
Published by Random House, New York, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Minus Hardcover
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1st Edition/5th Printing of 1993 reprint edition of original 1974 Pulitizer Prize winning novel. SIGNED by author Jeff Shaara (Michaels' son) on a bookplate afixed to dedication page (signature only). Black boards w/marroon spine and gold lettering. light waterstaining to spine top. $20.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. 374 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025534

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Title: The Killer Angels

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine Minus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A reissue of a Pulitzer prize-winning classic, and now the major motion picture GETTYSBURG. As a result of these acclamations, this book is considered one of the greatest novels written on the Civil War.

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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. The most inspiring figure in the book, however, is Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, whose 20th Maine regiment of volunteers held the Union's left flank on the second day of the battle. This unit's bravery at Little Round Top helped turned the tide of the war against the rebels. There are also plenty of maps, which convey a complete sense of what happened July 1-3, 1863. Reading about the past is rarely so much fun as on these pages.

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