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Gods and Generals
Soft cover edition of Gods and Generals
Author Jeff Shaara
Country United States
Language English
Subject(s) American Civil War
Genre(s) Historical Fiction
Publisher
Released 1988

Gods and Generals is novel which serves as a prequel to Michael Shaara's 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning work about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Written by Jeffrey Shaara after his father Michael's death in 1988, the novel relates events from 1858 through the start of the American Civil War, ending just as the two armies march toward Gettysburg. Since 1988, Jeff Sharaa has created "The Last Full Measure", the last book in this series about the war. Then, Jeff wrote another book, which is supposed to be the prequel to the entire series. In 2003 it was made into a film with the same name, which was directed by Ronald F. Maxwell and stars Robert Duvall and Jeff Daniels. The movie used the familiar mass of re-enactors and also a few faces from "Gettysburg". Image File history File links GandGbook. ... Jeffrey M. Shaara (born 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... A historical novel is a novel in which the story is set among historical events, or more generally, where the time the action takes place in predates the time of the first publication -- distinguish and contrast the genre of alternate history. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gods and Generals, is the title of a novel by author Michael Shaara and can refer to: Gods and Generals, the novel itself Gods and Generals (film), a film adaption released in 2003 Gods and Generals (video game), a 2003 video game published along side of the film Category: ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative in prose. ... Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is one of the best-known prequels. ... Michael Shaara Michael Shaara (June 23, 1928 - May 5, 1988) was a writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 93,921 71,699 Casualties 23,055 (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured/missing) 23,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured/missing) The Battle of... The Killer Angels front cover The Killer Angels (1974) is a historical novel by Michael Shaara that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. ... Jeffrey M. Shaara (born 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gods and Generals is a 2003 film based on the novel of the same name by Jeffrey Shaara. ... Ronald F. Maxwell (b. ... Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor and director. ... Daniels and Patricia Heaton in a scene from the TNT cable network remake of The Goodbye Girl Jeff Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor. ...


Summary

Following his father's style of focusing on the most important officers of the two armies (General Robert E. Lee, Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, and Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain) Shaara wrote a war epic, detailing troop movements and strategies, combat situations, and the emotional turmoil of soldiers fighting old friends. General Hancock, for instance, spends much of the novel dreading the day he will have to fire on his friend in the Confederate Army, "Lo" Armistead. The novel also deals with General Lee's disillusionment with the Confederate bureaucracy and General Jackson's religious fervor. Both the book and the movie cover first Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chancelorsville. For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Portrait of Winfield S. Hancock during the Civil War Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer who served with distinction as a general in the American Civil War and ran unsuccessfully for President of the United States in 1880. ... US Lieutenant General insignia In three branches of the United States Army, United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, a Lieutenant General is also called a three-star general, named for the three stars worn on the uniform. ... Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson For other uses of Stonewall Jackson, see Stonewall Jackson (disambiguation). ... Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (September 8, 1828 – February 24, 1914) was a college professor who joined the Union Army without the benefit of any formal military education, and became a highly respected and decorated Union officer during the American Civil War, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). ... Some Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was formed in February 1861 to defend the Confederate States of America, which had itself been formed that same year when seven Southern states seceded from the United States (four more states soon followed). ... Lewis A. Armistead Lewis Addison Armistead (February 18, 1817 – July 5, 1863) was a Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War. ...


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Gods and Generals by Daniel McCarthy (2212 words)
This is an epic, after all: a film called God and Generals deserves to be seen in a larger-than-life medium.
Gods and Generals would be worth seeing just to see Lang as Stonewall Jackson, and to see Stonewall Jackson done justice on the silver screen.
Some of the fake conservatives who’ve given Gods and Generals its best reviews would prefer to ignore this truth; when they show any sympathy for the South at all, it is only for the soldiers as misguided patriots, men who made a mistake rather than committed a sin or a crime (like treason).
Gods and Generals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
Gods and Generals is the prequel to Michael Shaara's 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels (filmed as Gettysburg).
General Hancock, for instance, spends much of the novel dreading the day he will have to fire on his friend in the Confederate Army, "Lo" Armistead.
Gods and Generals is also a movie based on the novel, released on Friday, February 21, 2003, starring Jeff Daniels as Chamberlain and Robert Duvall as Lee.
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