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  • James Longstreet Is a Book About a Striking Man Who Played a Big Role in the Civil War, by Melanie LeTourneau

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    "A most striking figure… a soldier every inch, and very handsome tall and proportioned. General Longstreet is one of the kindest, best hearted man I have ever known.” James Longstreet, by Melanie LeTourneau is a great book. It is non-fiction, written about the life of a man who played a big role in the civil war- James Longstreet. You should read James Longstreet because it was not too difficult, the author did a great job of giving a clear vision of the time, and it was very descriptive. If you

  • Analysis Of Michael Shaara 's ' The Broken Place '

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    largest battle of the American Civil War. Real life characters include characters General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army; General James Longstreet, Lee’s second in command; and Joshua L. Chamberlain, the union colonel. The book starts on June 29, 1863. A spy goes to Longstreet and tells him that the Union army is moving in closely. Longstreet thinks the Confederate army must move north and intercept the Union army. The battle begins at Gettysburg when the Confederates starts to attack

  • Essay On Killer Angels

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    figure to most of the men and treated them softly. Stuart was supposed to be gathering information for Lee, but instead he was out “joy riding” which left the Army of Northern Virginia basically blind as to where the North regiments were positioned. Longstreet said “When Stuart comes back you ought to court martial him” (82). However, Lee believed reproach, letting Stuart know how badly he let them down, would make him a good soldier. When dealing with Stuart Lee “spoke as you speak to a child” and wanted

  • The Killer Angels By Michael Shaara

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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

  • The Killer Angels By Michael Shaara

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    better way to tell a story about one of the most significant battles of American history, then getting the information straight from the warriors who were fighting in the tranches? The book is written from the viewpoints of Robert Edward Lee, James Longstreet, and a couple of other men who were in the war. Robert E. Lee was fifty-seven at the time of the war. He was a highly respected general of the Confederate Army. He was an honest, God following man who had great morals which made a great leader

  • The Killer Angels By Michael Shaara

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    Killer Angels gives this full day-to-day account of the battle that shaped America’s future. Michael Shaara author of “The Killer Angels,” tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of generals Robert E. Lee, Joshua Chamberlain, James Longstreet, and John Buford, and the other men involved in the action of the battle. The historical account of the Battle of Gettysburg gives the reader a chance to experience the battle personally and not the history book manner taught in schools. The

  • Persuasive Essay

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    constructing correct decisions for the appropriate causes. Consequently, we must build the right choice in order to glorify God, rather than ourselves. General James Longstreet was unequivocally unsuccessful in manufacturing the right moral option. He did, however, follow his commander’s orders, in turn, abandoning his men in the meantime. Longstreet dreamed of capturing the altitude advantage and end the war swiftly. “I wish we could take the hill. Could flood right on over it and end the war, wipe them

  • The Killer Angels By Michael Shaara

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    held certain ideals. In The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, the eyes of James Longstreet and Joshua Chamberlain expresses the battle between the North and the South as an opportunity to show their major contributions, their loyalties to their troops, and their opinions of the war that shaped them. Lieutenant General James Longstreet contributed to the Civil War despite the lack of appreciation from his fellow men. Longstreet opposed offensive warfare in Gettysburg and argued that the “enemy outnumbered

  • The Killer Angels By Michael Shaara Essay

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    held certain ideals. In The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, the eyes of James Longstreet and Joshua Chamberlain expresses the battle between the North and the South as an opportunity to show their major contributions, their loyalties to their troops, and their opinions of the war that shaped them. Lieutenant General James Longstreet contributed to the Civil War despite the lack of appreciation from his fellow men. Longstreet opposed offensive warfare in Gettysburg and argued that the “enemy outnumbered

  • Analysis Of ' Killer Angels ' By Micheal Shaara

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    Jacob Ruiz 213186 Coach Shock U.S. History August 3, 2016 Emotions of the Angelic Killers The novel Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara is a novel about the Civil War, more specifically about the 1863 battle in Gettysburg. The novel goes into a lot of detail about war and describes the range of emotions of many of the characters who fought in the war and how war affected them. The war was between the Confederate (South) and the Union (North) armies. The emotions, reactions and sentiment of the

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