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Jeff Shaara's Novels

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Clay Knick, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Clay Knick

    Clay Knick New Member

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    I'm reading Jeff Shaara's The Last Full Measure. I've enjoyed it very much.
    His desription of the battle around the
    crater is chilling.

    What novels have you read by Shaara?
    What did you think about them?
     
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    The Glorious Cause.

    I thought it was well done. I have his Mexican War novel somewhere ... but it's been covered up.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    When we were filming Gettysburg in 93, it was simply called Killer Angels after the book by Jeff's father, Michael.

    Michael's Pulitzer Prize winning novel was "bookended" by son Jeff who is NOT as good a writer, but probably a better historian!

    I love them both and enjoy the "docu-drama" of their writing.
     
  4. Clay Knick

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    The Killer Angels is one of the
    best books I've ever read about anything.
    I loved it.

    Clay
     
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    I've read Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause which detail characters and events leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

    I liked them for the most part.

    -kman
     
  6. rsr

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    Dr. Bob said:

    I think that's a fair assessment, from what I've read to compare the two.

    The movie does follow the book minutely, but neither one really answered my question: How did Lee convince himself that Pickett's charge could succeed?
     
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