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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
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May 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

It took me about a hundred pages to get used to Shaara's style, which is abrupt and choppy. Since the whole story is one of tension, however, I think this was done purposefully, and the whole book is well written. The way Shaara moved from character to character, focusing mainly on Longstreet (Confederate) and Chamberlain (Union), showed the battle from such different angles, and yet the reader is made to empathize with both sides. A good, wrenching, violent narrative of Gettysburg.

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