York : Ballantine Books, 1998.
Battle of Gettysburg was that one, decisive battle which turned the Civil
War in favor of the North. Many other novels written about the Civil
War tell the story from the viewpoint of the common soldier. Killer
Angels lets us into the minds of the generals and commanders of the war
during the battle at Gettysburg. We see the battle from alternating
viewpoints of the North and South. We see the generals at work laying
their battle plans based on what they know of the enemy movement and the
enemy generals. We see the generals making good, and bad, decisions.
We see generals disagreeing with their superiorsí decisions, but having
to follow orders. Unfortunately, even generals are human and they
can make the wrong choices. Would we be an un-United States if the
South had prevailed at Gettysburg? (Mary Huebscher, Librarian, Holy
Cross High School, San Antonio, TX 78228 <email@example.com>)
United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War -- Fiction.
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 -- Fiction.
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