The last full measure : a novel
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New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011.
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9780345425485
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Book
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2011 Ballantine books trade paperback edition.
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x, 560 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 7.3, 38 Points

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The sequel to Michael Shaara's The killer angels.
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The last year of the Civil War as seen by the two commanding generals, Grant and Lee. The novel is the final volume in a trilogy, begun by the author's father with The Killer Angels. In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring bestseller that has sold more than two million copies. In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War. As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command, and turns the tide of war. For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster, compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals; Longstreet, Hill, Stuart, and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end. Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg, and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War. Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant, complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure. Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Shaara, J. (2011). The last full measure: a novel (2011 Ballantine books trade paperback edition.). Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shaara, Jeff, 1952-. 2011. The Last Full Measure: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shaara, Jeff, 1952-. The Last Full Measure: A Novel New York: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Shaara, Jeff. The Last Full Measure: A Novel 2011 Ballantine books trade paperback edition., Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011.

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