Killer Angels

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Killer Angels

The pain, joy, bloodshed, death, and sorrow of the Civil War are all contained in the book called, "The Killer Angels." This book will show you the thoughts, feelings and actions of many of the leaders of both armies. By reading this book you will get an in depth view of the bloodiest days of the Civil War. Even if you know absolutely nothing about this war, you can still read and understand everything that is portrayed. This story not only gives you the view of many of the major leaders, but it also gives you the maps an strategies used in this war. It also shows you the conflicts in making these strategies. This book has inspired many, but the true question is will it inspire you? Reading this book will cause you to be engulfed in the horrors, hardships, and glories of the Civil War.

The author's main purpose in writing this book is to inform and involve the reader. I believe that Michael Shaara gave the reader the true information and viewpoints. He wanted to get the reader hooked on the book. He did not want this book to be only read by historians and people that know a lot about the Civil War. He wanted this book to be able to be read by anyone. He did not want it to matter if you didn't know anything or a lot of things about the Civil War. This purpose is extremely difficult to achieve, but by using the style of writing that was used, he may have accomplished this goal.

The true main idea that the author writes about is the four bloodiest days of battle that in the end decided the Civil war. He includes all of the battles that occurred in that time span. These battles are either the smallest skirmishes or the fixed bayonet charge that was ordered by Chamberlain during the battle of Lit...

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...y could have shown how many men or ammunition each army had attacking. The maps also could have shown the reserves and the calvary. If the maps were more detailed like I have explained it would have been much more easier to visualize each attack.

Michael Shaara portrayed the Civil War in a novel that is like no other. It gave an in depth view of the events leading up to, during, and after the battle of Gettysburg. All of the important battles and events during those four days were included. He extensively researched and explained that part of the war. He molded that information into a great novel. The author greatly proved and explained his main idea. This book gives you one of the best ways to view and understand the Civil War. By reading this book I have learned a lot more about the Civil War. I now have a better understanding of its events and battles.

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