The Resource The last full measure, Jeff Shaara

The last full measure, Jeff Shaara

Label
The last full measure
Title
The last full measure
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Shaara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The last year of the Civil War as seen by the two commanding generals, Grant and Lee. The novel is the final volume in a trilogy, begun by the author's father with The Killer Angels. In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring bestseller that has sold more than two million copies. In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War. As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command, and turns the tide of war. For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster, compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals; Longstreet, Hill, Stuart, and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end. Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg, and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War. Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant, complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure. Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy
Title
The last full measure
Creator
Summary
The two sides of the country go to war in the last of the trilogy that includes <I>Killer Angels</I> and <I>Gods and Generals</I>
Subject
Member of
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Character
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
006581
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H18
LC item number
L3 1998
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Civil War trilogy (Jeff Shaara)
Series volume
0003
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Jeff Shaara
The last full measure, Jeff Shaara
Label
The last full measure, Jeff Shaara
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Publication
Note
The sequel to Michael Shaara's The killer angels
Control code
81098
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 560 p.
Isbn
9780345404916
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97049383
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