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Jeff Shaara

Autor(a) de Gods and Generals

38+ Works 16,332 Membros 299 Críticas 36 Favorited

About the Author

Jeff Shaara was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on February 21, 1952. He received a degree in criminology from Florida State University in 1974. He was a professional dealer in rare coins for many years and operated his own business in Tampa until the death of his father, Michael Shaara, in 1988, mostrar mais when he became actively involved in the elder Shaara's literary estate. He continued his father's work by researching the history of the characters his father had brought to life in The Killer Angels, and in 1996 his prequel, Gods and Generals, was published. The book was awarded the American Library Association's Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction and was adapted into a motion picture in 2003. His other works include The Last Full Measure, Rise to Rebellion, The Glorious Cause, The Steel Wave, No Less Than Victory, The Final Storm, A Blaze of Glory, A Chain of Thunder, The Smoke at Dawn, and The Fateful Lightning. He received another Boyd Award for To the Last Man. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jeff Shaara

Gods and Generals (1996) 3,185 exemplares
The Last Full Measure (1998) 2,152 exemplares
Rise to Rebellion (2001) 1,537 exemplares
The Rising Tide (2006) 1,231 exemplares
The Glorious Cause (2002) 1,223 exemplares
Gone for Soldiers (2000) 1,106 exemplares
To the Last Man (2004) 982 exemplares
The Steel Wave (2009) 854 exemplares
No Less Than Victory (2009) 638 exemplares
The Final Storm (2011) 470 exemplares
The Fateful Lightning (2015) 243 exemplares
Gods and Generals [2003 film] (2003) — Original book — 217 exemplares
The 1978 World Book Year Book (1978) 13 exemplares
ULTIMO ALIENTO (2015) 1 exemplar
Gettysburg 1 exemplar

Associated Works

MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2013 (2013) — Author "Fiction" — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Reason read: War Room (LT), American War of Independence
This was a work of fiction but I think it had a lot of facts, the non fiction parts would have included the "thoughts of the various characters"; Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, etc. (in fact - the perspectives of multiple characters, including Sentry Hugh White of the British army, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Lieutenant-General Thomas Gage, George Washington, Governor Thomas Hutchinson, Captain James Hall, Abigail Adams, Paul Revere, Dr. Joseph Warren, and Major John Pitcairn. Other characters in the book include King George the Third, George Greenville, Samuel Adams, Issac Barre, John Hancock, John Wilkes, William Pitt, Edmund Burke, Sir Charles Townshend, Sir Will Hills, Francis Bernard, Deborah Franklin, William Franklin, Martha Washington, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, General Jeffrey Amherst, Margaret Kemble Gage, Captain Thomas Preston, Josiah Quincy, Samuel Johnson, Will Strahan, John Quincy Adams, Lord Wedderburn, Thomas Paine, Lord Admiral Richard Howe, John Montagu, Paul Revere, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, Captain John Parker, Walter Laurie, Admiral Graves, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Henry Clinton, John Burgoyne, Artemas Ward, William Prescott, General Putnam, Major Gridley, Charles Lee, Horatio Gates, William Tryon, Daniel Morgan, Bonvouloir, Richard Montgomery, Hiram Jones, Lady Germain, Henry Knox, Nathaniel Green, and Robert Livingston. ) Written in 2001 and it mostly is about what led up to the war of independence. How many did not want to break from England. It spans the Boston Massacre to the Declaration of Independence. The second book, The Glorious Cause, covers the actual war. I think it was a good review of American History.… (mais)
Kristelh | 27 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2024 |
Re-read (read first time 6 years ago) of Civil War up to attack on Gettysburg. Read as prelude to seeing new movie of same name, but reviews are so bad that I will probably not see the movie now. Book is undoubtedly much better telling the story.
derailer | 35 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Very good fictionalized story of years leading up to Declaration of Independence
derailer | 27 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
written by son of author of Killer Angels. Good fiction account of events leading up to Gettysburg.
derailer | 35 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |



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