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I selected The Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara for many reasons Number one is that a good friend strongly recommended this book to me a few years ago and I never found the time to sit down and read it My friend is a history buff and I did not take his recommendation too seriously at first but then he became serious and persistent He told me it was the best historical book that he has ever read and I must read it I have also always been fascinated with the sea battles of the Civil War but never knew too much about the land battles These reasons combined with the fact that I had to pick a book based on a topic that occurred prior to 1900 made it an absolute perfect opportunity to read The Killer Angels Currently Micheal Shaara the author is sixty-eight years old He has written novels such as The Broken Place The Noah Conspiracy and For Love of The Game He was born in Jersey City and graduated from Rutgers University in 1951 Micheal Shaaras first short stories were printed in Galaxy Magazine in 1952 and his first novel was printed in 1968 Shaara has received high praise from famous people such as General Norman Schwarzkopf and renowned magazines such as Newsday Forbes and Publishers Weekly The Killer Angels takes the reader step by step through the whole story of Gettysburg The content begins with the forward which sets the stage for the whole battle The forward informs the reader that the Confederates under the command of General Robert E Lee are approaching from the south and have crossed the Potomac This is the souths big attempt to attack the army of the north and destroy it Lee is quite tired of this fighting and wants to end the war more than anything He wants to confront the entire Union army defeat it
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