Jeff Shaara continues to amaze with all his excellent books on the Civil War. What started with a follow up of his father’s book “Killer Angels” after his father died, Jeff completed the trilogy of Civil War novels by writing the acclaimed “Gods and Generals” and “Last Full Measure”. His “Gods and Generals” was made into a Turner movie, as a prequel to “Gettysburg” another Turner movie made from his father’s book.
Jeff has recently finished a four volume set of Civil War novels focusing on the lesser known action in the “western” theater. Those four novels include “A Blaze of Glory”, “A Chain of Thunder”, “The Smoke at Dawn” and “The Fateful Lightening”.
Shaara is a prolific writer, though his first book was not published until 1996. He has attained recognition by writing his 14th consecutive New York Times Bestseller. He has expanded his repertoire to writing a two volume set about the Revolutionary War, a book on the Mexican War, a book on World War I, and a four volume set on World War II Among his plans are a two-volume set on the Korean War followed by a book set in Vietnam.
He is the only two time winner of the American Library Association’s “William Young Boyd Award” for Excellence in Military Fiction for “Gods and Generals” and “To The Last Man”. He has won numerous other honors for his writing including the Lincoln Forum’s “Richard Nelson Current” award. He was also recently honored twice by his alma mater, Florida State University.
The author makes numerous appearances around the country including giving speeches and doing book signings. Shaara and his wife now reside in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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