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Michael Shaara (June 23, 1928 - May 5, 1988) was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. He was born to Italian immigrant parents (the family name was originally spelled Sciarra) in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1951, and served as an airborne infantry officer in the Korean War. is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Look up historical fiction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung...


Before Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines in the 1950s, he was an amateur boxer and police officer. He later taught literature at Florida State University while continuing to write fiction. The stress of this and his smoking caused him to have a heart attack at the early age of 36; which he fully recovered from. His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. Shaara died of another heart attack in 1988. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 93,921[1] 71,699[2] Casualties 23,055 (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured/missing)[1] 23,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured/missing... 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. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ... The year 1975 in literature involved some significant events and new books. ... Heart attack redirects here. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Shaara's son, Jeffrey Shaara, is also a popular writer of historical fiction; most notably sequels to his father's best-known novel. His most famous is the prequel to The Killer Angels, Gods and Generals. Jeffrey was the one to finally get Michael's last book, For Love of the Game, published three years after he died. Today there is a Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, established by Jeffrey Shaara, awarded yearly at Gettysburg College. Jeffrey M. Shaara (born 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... 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. ... For other uses, see Gods and Generals (disambiguation). ... This article is for the novel by Michael Shaara. ...

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Works

Novels

The Broken Place, Novel by Michael Shaara, the author of The Killer Angels, For Love of the Game, and // Subject Matter The Broken Place is a novel by Michael Saara about a Korean War veteran who comes home from the war, only to find himself depressed, but finds himself in... 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. ... The Noah Conspiracy is a 1981 novel by Michael Shaara, the author of The Killer Angels, For Love of the Game, and The Noah Conspiracy. ... This article is for the novel by Michael Shaara. ...

Short stories

  • "The Book" (from the Alpha 9 collection)

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NAME Shaara, Michael
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Science fiction author and historical novelist
DATE OF BIRTH June 23, 1928
PLACE OF BIRTH Jersey City, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH May 5, 1988
PLACE OF DEATH
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LSU Libraries Special Collections: The United States Civil War Center, The Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in ... (1589 words)
The 2001 Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction was presented on June 26, 2002, in St. Louis to Marly Youmans, author of The Wolf Pit (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001).
The 2000 Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction was presented to Richard Slotkin, author of Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln (Henry Holt and Company, 2000) on July 16, 2001, at the Georgia Department of Archives and History.
Jeff Shaara presented the award at a ceremony held at and sponsored by the Richmond-Chesterfield Barnes and Noble in Richmond, Virginia.
Michael Shaara at AllExperts (810 words)
Michael Shaara (1928 â€" May 5, 1988) was an American author, famous for his novel of the Civil War, The Killer Angels.
To Michael's disappointment, The Killer Angels was rejected by the first fifteen publishers who saw the manuscript.
Michael's second novel received very little attention, and mixed reviews, thus it was a shock to both Michael and the literary community when the announcement was made that The Killer Angels had been awarded the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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