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    Killer Angels is a 1974 historical novel by Michael Shaara. The book tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. The novel is told through the voices of both Union army and Confederate Army of Northern Virginia leaders who were in battle there. The novel is laid out in days and each new chapter for the day gives a number and the name of the man who is the focus of the chapter. In Killer Angels, the Army of Northern Virginia’s demise is highlighted by a few different features

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    The Killer Angels The Battle of Gettysburg brought the dueling North and South together to the small town of Gettysburg and on the threshold of splitting the Union. Gettysburg was as close as the United States got to Armageddon and The Killer Angels gives the full day-to-day account of the battle that shaped America’s future. Michael Shaara tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of the generals and men involved in the action of the battle. The historical account of the Battle

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    The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is not just a telling of the Battles of Gettysburg, but includes fictional accounts on a real event. It takes you back in time to some of the bloodiest battles in our nation’s history, where one side fought for freedom, and the other fought for a new way of life. The novel takes you on a journey through the eyes of various leaders from the Union and Confederate sides, including Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Arthur Fremantle, John Buford, and Joshua Lawrence

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    Killer Angels Shaara

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    Killer Angels is a historical fiction novel written by Michael Shaara is based on the events of Gettysburg during the civil war. The book is based on several old documents and journals from that period. Reading this a certain quote struck me on what the theme for the book is “Honor without intelligence . . . Could lose the war,” -General James Longstreet. During the book, General Lee, as good of a strategist he is, is shown making several mistakes that cost him the battle, and eventually, the war

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    Killer Angels The pain, joy, bloodshed, death, and sorrow of the Civil War are all contained in the book called, "The Killer Angels." This book will show you the thoughts, feelings and actions of many of the leaders of both armies. By reading this book you will get an in depth view of the bloodiest days of the Civil War. Even if you know absolutely nothing about this war, you can still read and understand everything that is portrayed. This story not only gives you the view of many of the

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    Civil War around 620,000 lives were lost, of these thousands upon thousands killed, about 51,000 died in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara documents the events during the Battle of Gettysburg from the perspectives of 7 different men, on both sides, who fought through the bloodiest battle in the Civil War. The central theme of The Killer Angels centers around the concept that some decisions are difficult to make because they are neither wrong nor right, as exemplified through

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    The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, stories of the events leading up to the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg, as well as the battle itself, are told from both the Northern and Southern perspectives. During the Civil War men fought for various reasons. Shaara uses the thoughts and actions of his characters to identify each person’s purpose for fighting. There were many factors that led men to fight in the Civil War. While soldiers had many reasons to fight, Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels, brings

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    Author Background Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Shaara, the author of The Killer Angels, was born on June 23, 1928 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was an author of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. Although writing was his passion, Shaara was very athletically successful in high school, winning more awards than any other student in the history of the school for sports such as basketball, track and baseball. He acquired a skill in boxing, and of the 18 matches Shaara

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    against itself cannot stand.” Lincoln believes that there is no such thing as a balance between free and slave states and that the two contradictory governments are bound to fall. That describes the conflict that occurs in the fictional novel, The Killer Angels, a civil war story between the Union and Confederate states fighting to achieve the government they yearn for. The setting takes place in the midst of the Battle of Gettysburg as the two sides prepare for the fight. The Confederate officers include:

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    The Killer Angels Summer Reading/ Writing Essay The Killer Angels informs readers about the bloody Battle Of Gettysburg. Throughout the book the Author, Michael Shaara, makes knows important figures which include the following; General Robert E. Lee, commander of the confederate army: General James Longstreet Lee’s second in command; and Union Colonel Joshua L Chamerlain. The book primary talks about 3 main characters who fight for a specific cause: homeland, and ideal, and glory. Characters slowly

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