First Edition of Jeff Shaara's Gods And Generals: A Novel Of The Civil War; Signed by Him
Gods And Generals: A Novel Of The Civil War.
Item Number: 48084
New York: Ballantine Books, 1996.
First edition of the prequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Killer Angels. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jeff Shaara on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War. Here is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who quickly establishes himself as one of the finest leaders of the Union army; Joshua Chamberlain, who gives up his promising academic career and goes on to become one of the most heroic soldiers in American history; and Robert E. Lee, never believing until too late that a civil war would ever truly come to pass. Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of those who fought in the war, Gods and Generals creates a vivid portrait of the soldiers, the battlefields, and the tumultuous times that forever shaped the nation. It was made into the 2003 film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, starring Stephen Lang as Stonewall Jackson, Jeff Daniels as Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and Robert Duvall as General Robert E. Lee.