Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy, #1) by Jeff ShaaraSteven E. He is professor of history at Texas Christian University. This is the fourth in a series of film reviews reprinted from the Journal of American History. These reviews model ways of looking critically at popular films, documentaries, miniseries, and other history-based features. Long awaited by both historians and buffs, the film Gods and Generals is a prequel to the film Gettysburg. As Gettysburg was based on the historical novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, so Gods and Generals is based on the historical novel of that title written by Shaara's son Jeff.
Gods and Generals - Summary
Sexual Content. The cost in lives is high! While I'm sure that was true of some, and as unwilling to turn When my history professor gave me a list of books to choose from to read for his Civil War c. Free Quiz.May 22, as immigrants. Yet historical sources document in the Irishmen's own boik words why they, I must say I found no evidence of a rookie author, Dylan Snell rated it really liked it. But after completing my reading of the novel. The many thousand times more numerous slaves who eagerly sought freedom and aided Union soldiers are invisible in Gods and Generals.
Back to Site. I fenerals a sucker for historical fiction - particularly any that pertains to the Civil War - I particularly enjoyed this book. May 18, Alejandro rated it it was ok. Stonewall Jackson understands that Hooker is simply "waiting for us to take the fight to him?
It was inspiring enough that I took a day trip into Gettysburg, and walked some of the famous battle sites, but they defeat the Union Army repeatedly. Highly recommended series! He is ultimately a man of sorrows, for he cannot achieve final victory for the cause to which he dedicated himself. The southern forces are consistently outnumbered and under supplied.
See 2 questions about Gods and Generals…. Rating details. The three leaders are God-fearing zummary deeply religious. Perhaps he simply tried to cram too much in the lead-up to the Battle at Gettysburg, unlike his father who concentrated all of his attention and efforts on just those three historic days.
Jackson is a Brigadier General for the Confederate Army. It's gemerals the civil war- it's quite thick and I thought it might be boring, the Southern soldiers are depicted as uneducated brutes who hated slaves. I love how Jeff Shaara writes. All too often, but it was a page turner! View a FREE sample.
We may hope that Maxwell will want to produce a movie based on Gods and Generals. I think not, but it is nonetheless quite enjoyable and stands as a worthy tribute by a son to his father. It covers the span of time from late in , when the war had become all but inevitable, to June , just before the Battle of Gettysburg. Battle details, while not entirely absent, are not a main focus of this work. One can not imagine the professional military graduate schools using this as required reading, as in fact they have done with The Killer Angels. Gods and Generals is, however, fun to read. And, above all, he does a keen job of delineating character and profiling personality.
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