- Audio CD: 11 pages
- Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group; Unabridged edition (5 April 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307932885
- ISBN-13: 978-0307932884
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 15.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,371,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War Audio CD – Audiobook, 5 Apr 2011
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'My favourite historical novel ... A superb recreation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.' --James M McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
'The best and most realistic historical novel about war I have ever read' --General H Norman Schwarzkopf --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Inside Flap
"MY FAVORITE HISTORICAL NOVEL . . . A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant."
--James M. McPherson, Author of Battle Cry of Freedom
In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life.
Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war.
The Killer Angels is unique, sweeping, unforgettable--a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America's destiny.
"REMARKABLE. . . A BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive."
--Ken Burns, Filmmaker, The Civil War --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Killer Angels gives us the key players, the Confederate and Union Officers, that made the crucial decisions and/or had to carry them out. The story provides the reader with a sense of the professional and personal motivations behind their decisions and the interpersonal relationships that existed not just between officers in the same army, but relationships that had existed between officers on the opposing side.
Michael Shaara manages to provide a vivid account of the Battle of Gettysburg that never takes sides. He simply unfolds the three days and leaves his readers to witness the carnage that results. This is an extremely well written book which makes it a pleasure to read. The difficulty comes in managing the fact that this "story" is based on real events resulting in unimaginable human loss and devastation.
An excellent book...
For many historians the main lesson to be drawn from Gettysburg is what happens when a general comes to believe that he and his army are unbeatable. The battle had its fair share of good and bad luck, and good and bad judgements, on both sides, but it seems clear that Robert E. Lee, Confederate commander and one of the best generals of the war, fought a battle he did not need to fight in a way that favoured the other side, and to all intents and purposes facilitated the Union victory.
The book reads well as a novel, as an account of men in battle, and as piece of history that seems to stick closely to the facts (though naturally not covering all of them).
Similar to "All Quiet on the Western Front" and "Red Badge of Courage", the reader is given a first hand account of what it is like to have lived through this major historical turning point of the war. What otherwise would be dry, cold hard facts becomes a living event, felt and experienced in all of its glory, gory details, and sadness. Human emotions, hope, longing, courage, deprivation, fatigue, love, loyalty, regrets and faith in God are clearly shown. Anyone who wants to learn more about the Civil War but was hesitant should read this book. It makes history come alive. I was so capitvated, I bought the prequel and sequel, written by the author's son, Jeff Shaara, who continued the writing tradition started by his late father. One readily appreciates how fragile a gift is freedom and democracy, not to be taken for granted. The United States as a nation underwent one of the most tragic events in its history ... to maintain unity and integrity ... this should never be forgotten.
Erika Borsos (bakonyvilla)
Similar to "All Quiet on the Western Front" and "Red Badge of Courage", the reader is given a first hand account of what it is like to have lived through this major historical turning point of the war. What would otherwise be dry, cold hard facts becomes a living event, felt and experienced in all of its glory, gory details, and sadness. The human emotions of hope, longing, courage, deprivation, fatigue, love, loyalty, regrets and faith in God is clearly shown. Anyone who wants to learn more about the Civil War but was hesitant ... should read this book, which makes history come alive. I was so capitvated, I bought the sequels, written by the author's son, Jeff Shaara, who continued the writing tradition started by his late father. One readily appreciates how fragile a gift is freedom and democracy, it is not to be taken for granted. The United States as a nation underwent one of the most tragic events in its history ... to maintain unity and integrity ... this should never be forgotten.
Erika Borsos (bakonyvilla)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a remarkable book. Yes, it is a book about a battle but much more it is a book about people. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JohnV
Easy to read, yet full of information, the battle described from start to finish from the viewpoint of the combatantsPublished 11 months ago by fs088121
Excellent well written account of the events and thoughts of the main figures involved in the major turning point in the American Civil War.Published 13 months ago by Adrian Walker
One of the most incredible books I have ever read.My daughter read it as part of her Uni deree, then lent it to "mum and dad" one of the most memorable and desperately sad... Read morePublished 15 months ago by old Bats
Excellent narrative that shows the point of view of the central characters of the battle, I have always been interested in the American civil war and this book has rekindled that... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
Excellent narrative brought the whole 3 day battle alive. I had visited Gettysburg battlefield site many years ago and in conjunction with this book felt I was there. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer