Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)

By Jeff Shaara

The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning vintage The Killer Angels
 
during this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara lines the lives, passions, and careers of the good army leaders from the 1st collecting clouds of the Civil battle. this is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book army teacher and religious Christian who turns into the best commander of the Civil warfare; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who speedy establishes himself as one of many most interesting leaders of the Union military; Joshua Chamberlain, who provides up his promising educational profession and is going directly to develop into probably the most heroic squaddies in American heritage; and Robert E. Lee, by no means believing till too overdue civil struggle may ever really come to move. Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of these who fought within the conflict, Gods and Generals creates a bright portrait of the warriors, the battlefields, and the tumultuous instances that ceaselessly formed the kingdom.

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By Jeff Shaara

The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning vintage The Killer Angels
 
during this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara lines the lives, passions, and careers of the good army leaders from the 1st collecting clouds of the Civil battle. this is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book army teacher and religious Christian who turns into the best commander of the Civil warfare; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who speedy establishes himself as one of many most interesting leaders of the Union military; Joshua Chamberlain, who provides up his promising educational profession and is going directly to develop into probably the most heroic squaddies in American heritage; and Robert E. Lee, by no means believing till too overdue civil struggle may ever really come to move. Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of these who fought within the conflict, Gods and Generals creates a bright portrait of the warriors, the battlefields, and the tumultuous instances that ceaselessly formed the kingdom.

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Certain, Maryland and Virginia. ” Lee sat quietly, absorbed, waited for extra. “Is there an issue, Colonel? ” “No, certainly not, Mr. President, i'm commemorated to be your selection . . . yet i'm stressed why—” “Because you're the following, Colonel. Washington is filled with rating officials who haven’t led troops in many years. There’s no time to usher in anyone from the sphere. in accordance with basic Scott, you’re the easiest guy we’ve received, lower than the conditions. There could be no additional want for rationalization, Colonel. ” “No, sir, by no means.

They’re getting beautiful informal with what they’re asserting approximately normal Burnside. now not sturdy . . . no longer sturdy for a military to permit down like that. The disrespect . . . he's nonetheless the commander. ” Sumner stared out around the river, and Hancock checked out the previous face, the heavy eyes. “General, we will be able to pass inside of for those who like. little need to face out right here within the chilly . . . ” Sumner checked out him, shook his head. “Makes no distinction, basic. occasionally, i think the chilly worse inside of than I do out right here. outdated bones . . . this previous coat .

I don't anticipate that normal Pope will obtain even more help on this box, no longer by way of day after today. those are, in any case, basic McClellan’s troops marching towards him. they're prone to be a bit . . . sluggish to develop. ” Longstreet regarded up, and Lee observed his face within the firelight. Longstreet stated, “General Pope isn't a popular guy. Even on the aspect he had a fashion of conversing an excessive amount of, asserting the incorrect factor. If he has even met together with his personal commanders, it truly is most likely he has little or no . . . coordination.

This workplace is anxious that the transition continue easily and that violence is minimized. i want to listen to your options on how this would top be comprehensive. ” Houston shifted in his chair, glanced at Lee and stated, “General, there'll be a vote in this factor inside a couple of days, and i'm quite convinced that regardless of my powerful wish for Texas to stay part of the Union, there's a good deal of energy at the a part of those that may pull us aside. ” It used to be a politician’s phrases, Lee notion, yet he additionally observed a painful glance on Houston’s rugged face.

Seeley’s father have been between these, a guy who knew not anything of the military. however the older guy had nonetheless provided a lecture of warning that his son now not disgrace the relations, that the simplest degree of a guy used to be his spine for a stout brawl. Seeley’s younger spouse, Katie, was once much less convinced of that, and while the day got here whilst Seeley marched off to hitch the grand parades, she had published his hand reluctantly, a quick tearful kiss that tempered his lust for the good struggle. There were phrases, a last farewell from her that had settled into his middle with a nagging disappointment.

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