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Shaara, Michael
New York : Ballantine Books, 1998.
ISBN 0345348109
The 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 <>)
SUBJECTS:     United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War -- Fiction.
                        Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 -- Fiction.
                        War stories.
                        Historical fiction.


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