The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

May 15, 2012

I read this book in preparation for our trip to Gettysburg. Even though I was only about two-thirds of the way through it when we got there, it made the experience SO much more enjoyable and meaningful.

There is quite a bit of mild language. I wasn't bothered by it because Mike edited our copy, but just consider yourself warned.

I felt like I was reading the actual thoughts of the generals and other leaders. All the descriptions were so vivid and realistic. (And then, of course, once I'd actually been on location, reading was even more enjoyable because I knew what it felt like to stand on that historic ground.)

This is a book I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend. The Battle of Gettysburg was the major turning point in the Civil War, and is therefore one of the most important events in our nation's history.

I wrote this review before I created this blog.

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