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The Last Full Measure (published May 19, 1998 by Ballantine Books; ISBN 0345404912) is the sequel to The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals. Together, the three novels complete an American Civil War trilogy relating events from 1858 up to the end of the war. May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine, is a major book publisher and is currently owned by Random House. ... The Killer Angels (1974) is a historical novel by Michael Shaara which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. ... Gods and Generals is the prequel to Michael Shaaras 1974 novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... A trilogy is a set of three works of art, usually literature or film, that develop a single theme even though they are generally created at different times. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ...


The Last Full Measure (and Gods and Generals) was written by Jeffrey Shaara after his father, Michael Shaara, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels died in 1988. Employing the same style as the previous two books in the series, The Last Full Measure takes the reader inside the minds of several of the most important officers of the Union and Confederate Armies as they regroup after Gettysburg and march on into the final two years of the war. Returning from the previous novels are General Robert E. Lee and Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. The new addition to this volume is General Ulysses S. Grant, who is given control of the Northern troops after a series of poor commanders have failed to ensure victory. Jeffrey Shaara (born 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. ... Michael Shaara (1928 - May 5, 1988) was a writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Union states are shaded blue, light blue states allowed slavery to continue during the War The Union was a name used by many to refer to the northern states during the American Civil War, while the derogatory name for people in the north was Yankees. Besides the obvious fact that... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ... Maj. ... Order: 18th President Vice President: Schuyler Colfax (1869–1873); Henry Wilson (1873–1875) Term of office: March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877 Preceded by: Andrew Johnson Succeeded by: Rutherford B. Hayes Date of birth: April 27, 1822 Place of birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio Date of death: July 23, 1885 Place...


From the Battle of the Wilderness to the Battle of the Crater, from Chamberlain's home in Maine to Appomattox Courthouse, Shaara gives a detailed account of honorable men whose heroism, egotism, and occasional outright incompetence changed the course of United States history. At the end of the movie interpretation of Gods and Generals it was announced that The last Full Measure would also be recreated on the big screen; however, this has yet to occur, and no definite plans for such a film have been set. This article is about the Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War. ... Battle of the Crater Conflict American Civil War Date July 30, 1864 Place Petersburg, Virginia Result Confederate victory The Battle of the Crater was a battle of the American Civil War, part of the Siege of Petersburg. ... The court house The Appomattox Court House is a historic court house located in Appomattox, Virginia famous as the site of the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War. ...


External links

  • Random House Last Full Measure Page
  • Jeff Shaara's Official Site

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The Last Full Measure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (451 words)
The Last Full Measure (published May 19, 1998 by Ballantine Books; ISBN 0-345-40491-2) is the sequel to The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals.
The Last Full Measure (and Gods and Generals) was written by Jeffrey Shaara after his father, Michael Shaara, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels died in 1988.
Employing the same style as the previous two books in the series, The Last Full Measure takes the reader inside the minds of several of the most important officers of the Union and Confederate Armies as they regroup after Gettysburg and march on into the final two years of the war.
Edwynn Houk Gallery (741 words)
LAST MEASURE is a series of landscapes drawn from a larger project four years in the making, What Remains.
LAST MEASURE, a spirited body of work charged with history, yet resonating with a somber beauty that is clearly the artist’s own.
As a result, LAST MEASURE stands as a masterful contribution to the genre of landscape photography as much as it pays tribute to the sites where men and women were returned to the earth.
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