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Book Review Of The Killer Angels - 559 words
Between the days of July 1, 1863 and July 4, 1863, the Civil Wars outcome was decided. These four days have been known as the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the war. In The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara brings us a vivid image of what the battle was like. Shaaras work is very impressive. He is able to capture how things were during the Civil War. The fate of the country was resting on that war so the novel adds a great deal to the readers mind. Shaara was able to bring to the reader a little of the war. The book also gives you a feel for some of the important characters of the battle, including Lee, Longstreet, Pickett, Buford, and Hancock. The most inspiring figure in the book, ...
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The Killer Angels - Chamberlain: A True Leader - 377 words
Michael Shaara presented Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in his The Killer Angels not only as a courageous, heroic soldier with outstanding integrity, but depicted him using tremendous leadership skills in a large variety of situations. When we were first introduced to Chamberlain he gave a remarkably motivating speech to over one hundred starved and angry soldiers. With his passionate and honest plea he was able to break through their barriers of hate and betrayal and inspire them to fight for a belief even they could relate to. This act alone convinced me that this man was a talented leader and would have an impressive impact on The Battle of Gettysburg. After each confrontation where casualti ...
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Analytic Essay Of "the Killer Angels" Novel - 475 words
The novel The Killer Angles, by Michael Shaara, gives a story like depiction of the American Civil War at the Battle of Gettysburg. In this novel we see the views of both Confederate and Union armies. The officers for both sides in this novel used to go to war with each other but are now on different sides according to their political views. In the end both armies realized the war had accomplished nothing but all the deaths of soldiers. During the novel, the armies are going to war against their opponents and not necessarily their enemies. Despite the fact that the Confederate and Union armies were entirely concerned with defeating their opponent, many times they were fighting against relati ...
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Battle Of Gettysburg - 1,117 words
... named George Armstrong Custer (Ward, 226). Now everything depended on the assault on the center of the Union troops at Cemetery Ridge. Longstreet was opposed to attacking head on. Meade saw it coming. General John Gibbon, commander of the 2nd Corps at the center, was alerted to expect the days major blow (Ward, 227). The man Lee chose to organize the assault was a fellow Virginian and special favorite of Longstreet, General George E. Pickett. At thirty-eight, Pickett was about to marry a teen-age sweetheart. Picketts men filed into the woods and waited, leaning on their rifles. They knew what was about to be required of them, and to relieve the tension some of the men pelted each other w ...
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Living History - 1,191 words
Michael Shaara's historical novel, The Killer Angels is based on the Battle of Gettysburg. Shaaras experience as a teacher shows by breaking down the characters and events surrounding this critical turning point in the history of the United States. Shaara helps the reader understand the significance of this important battle in which two percent of the male population at that time gave their lives for a cause (Sherwin, Elizabeth). He brings to life the great leaders of the North and South, men like Lawrence Chamberlain, Robert E. Lee, and James Longstreet, their similarities and their differences, and their effect on history. Throughout the novel, Shaara gets into the hearts, minds, and souls ...
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Killer Angel Book Review - 1,381 words
Drive half an hour north of Washington, D.C. and you will find verdant rolling hills and flat, rich farmland, broken here and there by granite outcroppings and dark poplar forests. A place of great beauty and serenity. Close your eyes a moment, efface the houses and stores and gas stations from your mind's eye, and it looks pretty much as it did in July, 1863. That summer its green fields were stained red with the blood of 50,000 Americans dead and wounded. 50,000. In just three days of slaughter in Eastern Pennsylvania, fully one-third as many casualties as during the three years of the Korean War. The Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1-4, 1863, was America's Armageddon, the single, blazin ...
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Lessons Of War In The Novel "killer Angels" - 641 words
Michael Shaaras Killer Angels is a novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place during the Civil War. In the novel, Shaara divides each chapter by general, in which the reader can see the generals viewpoints on the war. It also gives the reader an idea of what emotions they are feeling towards their men and other generals and also what are their strategies on succeeding in defeating the enemy. I enjoyed reading Killer Angels. Shaaras format of writing his book was interesting. Reading this novel, I could actually picture what was going on during the battles. The book is an entertaining way of learning about such an important event in American History. One thing that I enjoyed most ...
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