For a person who was NOT excited about reading/listening to this book, or all that interested in the Civil War, I'm so thankful for this production. The demonstrated amazing historical accuracy and the narrator added to the beauty and complexity of the work.
What a pleasure to read/hear!
This author was ahead of his time writing historical fiction. Not even sure that it can be called fiction because it is so truly historical. I came to better understanding of the Civil War listening to this book in all my classes in high school or college. I look forward to traveling to see the historical markers and honor those who were part of the Civil War. The story of Killer Angels has expanded my understanding vastly as to how and why men fight and about how leaders lead.
I think many lessons can be learned about leadership from this book. It could even be used in business curriculum.
Perfectly narrated. Creates the perfect vehicle to study why man continues to go to war. As relevant today as it was when Michael Shaara wrote it and for the time period covered. a must read for any Civil War fan as well as a student of the history of war.
This is not a story so much about the battle of Gettysburg as it is about the people who were part of the series of battles. I loved the perspective of the story being the people themselves and the insight into what they were thinking (I get that it is not purported to be fact) as they made various decisions, even down to the level of the fighters themselves.
I think it is also important to note what is missing: bias against a side or person and a focus on the vulgarity of wounds and carnage. I never felt that the author was pro-Union or pro-Confederate. Although he does not ignore the wounds or inhumanity of this warfare, he does only to the point necessary.
I liked the book so much that I also purchased the movie. I was pleased with how true to the book the movie stayed.
My son had to read this book for seventh grade so I thought I'd give it a go as well. It was absolutely fantastic and I am grateful to have gotten the chance to be introduced to it.
The Movie Gettysburg is based on this book. The book gives great insight to the 3 days of battle & the generals
What a great book!! I would recommend this to anyone interested in history. Great narration too!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and was sorry when it was over. Miss the characters