Jordan Mclane Mr. Dittmar American History Book Report The title of my book is The Killer Angels. The author is Michael Shaara. This book takes place in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The time this book takes place in is June 29 through July 3, 1863.
By the end of the battle, a little more than 50,000 men were either found dead, were wounded, or went missing. The author of the book, The Killer Angels, is Michael Shaara. Michael Shaara was born in 1928 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended college at Rutgers
Killer Angels Killer Angels is a historical fiction novel that is about the Battle of Gettysburg. The novel starts out on June 29, 1863 and of course at this time it was the Confederate Army (also known as the Army of Northern Virginia) against the Union Army (also known as the Army of the Potomac) with the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil- the American Civil War. This war leaving more than fifty one thousand troops either dead, wounded, or just missing in action, which were more than likely blown into several pieces are we were unable to identify their bodies at that time. Anyways, ultimately the Union Army ends up winning this battle due to a few key reasons.
The Killer Angels follows the three day long, decisive battle of Gettysburg during the United States Civil War. The book’s storytelling is purely chronological, as the story progresses our perspective is flip flopped between the Union and Confederate sides of the battle, however the story is consistently told in the 3rd person. Michael Shaara uses immense details when describing this battle and does an incredible job of describing every character and scene, making everything easy to visualize and allowing you to put yourself in the story. The story reveals to us the thought process of all the seemingly fearless military leaders, as they discuss battle strategies and how to outsmart their opponent. Many characters throughout the book explain
The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, is a story of one of the worst battles, in the worst war that America has ever been apart of—the Civil War. This book is a work of fiction because Shaara tried to recreate personal narratives of different historical figures, and attempt to give a moment-by-moment historical account of the various people and events that took place in the war that goes way beyond what historians know from different records and documents from this time period. Although this book is fiction it has similar traits of a non-fiction novel in that it wishes to give a non-biased perspective on the Battle of Gettysburg. Shaara had the benefit of gathering a lot of information as he could from historical diaries and memoirs, but then
While commendable leaders obtain valuable intellect, and attentiveness, they also possess the ability to look past their setbacks with exemplary motivation, encouraging their soldiers to prevail. General Lee and Colonel Chamberlain are two prominent Confederate and Union leaders featured within the novel, that inspire their soldiers to persevere through the challenging situations that take place throughout the duration of the work. Both of these individuals, though different, contain the congruent belief that their soldiers are superlative, and therefore can win the war for their cause. In the novel, the author, Michael, depicts General Robert E. Lee as a commander who believes immensely in his soldiers, making them have confidence in him as
Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers, is a book portraying a young man named Richard Perry, who is only 17, which takes place in 1967 in Vietnam. After graduating high school and rendering the army a better choice than college, Perry leaves his mother and brother, Kenny, behind in New York. Upon his arrival, Perry meets a boy named Peewee who is also eager to see some action. However, when they are thrust into the Vietnam war, Perry quickly losses his naïve perspective. Through loss, new found friendship, and heroism, Perry spent one year of active duty struggling to survive in the midst of the Vietnam War.
Jim Kemper was talking about his fellow Confederates and how they didn't want the North dictating what they should do in the South. The war was never about slavery to the South, it was about gaining their independence from the Union. On the other hand, Chamberlain, a Union Colonel, quoted “He had grown up believing in America and the individual and it was a stronger faith than his faith in God. This was the land where no man had to bow. In this place at last a man could stand up free of the past, free of tradition and blood ties and the curse of royalty and become what he wished to become.
In Chamberlain's speech, "Why we Fight," Chamberlain utilized many rhetorical devices but pathos is the most powerful appeal due to the fact that it reminded the mutineers of the pride, hope, and fear of join the army into war. The mutineers who are exhausted are wanting to give up the fight because they did not see the possibility of winning the war. Chamberlain reminded the people of what they did so far and brings out their pride through his statement believing that, "we are an army out to set others free (Chamberlain 11). " Chamberlain's description of the army that the mutineers were in made them feel their importance in forming a free country. This becomes a moral boost which makes them truly believe that joining the army for a greater
The secondary main strength in the article is the events mentioned that aren't major battles, so are not introduced into the textbook. They are of personal account to a soldier or general and are ever quoted with a date. This was a great resource in the article that the reader could look back on. The third and final strength at hand in the article is the assessment between the Civil War and World War II, and stating the resemblance in the men's drive for victory. This helped understand the information and added a synthesis to it, to reference.
During the actual war, the soldiers of the Confederacy and of the Union often tended to demonize one another. In order to be able to kill someone, the soldiers had to think of that person as less than human, or else the guilt of killing another man could become unbearably difficult to live with. Both the North and the South are often presented as noble men fighting for their way of life against slavery, or for federal control of states. Some of those examples of hatred and demonization were presented to readers during the course of the book. However, there was not enough for the reader to get a sense of how brutal and vicious the Civil War was outside of the battlefield because The Killer Angels is a war between gentlemen.
I think it fair to [b]rate this book 3 out 4 stars[/b] considering the fact I was so eager to finish it in one sitting (yes,that's how good it was). Though I would've jumped straight to 4 stars if the suspense was more razor-sharp than it was, especially with such a deliciously dark feel given to the atmosphere the author magnificently bestowed upon the book. The story revolves around the relationship between Haatim, a young theology graduate whose life descended into utter chaos due to an unpleasant family tragedy before encountering this new world of demons and supernatural occurings he never knew he belonged to, and Abigail, who is now dedicating her life to protecting him and hunting demons that are threatening both their lives. It was incredibly intriguing how the author succeeded to draw the reader into this daunting world of suspense and horror starting from the very beginning.
Fights continue so coach Boone makes are choice to take the boys to the field that the Battle of Gettysburg had happened. Coach Boone speaks to the boys “Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight we are still fighting among ourselves today’’. There is more to the speech but this part really speaks volume and shows the struggle at the time. Two of the alpha’s on the team come together.
Gettysburg (1993) eventually became difficult to sit through. The movie started off strong and fell short as the production dragged on for a duration of four-and-one-quarter hours, following a story that spans a full three days, and aligning with the plot line of the book The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara. From the beginning, Gettysburg makes a point to align itself with factual historical figures, but misrepresents or ignores some important aspects of the real happenings from which it claims to draw source. The film spans three days revolving around The Battle of Gettysburg: focusing on the viewpoints from John Buford (Sam Elliot), Joshua Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels), and James Longstreet (Tom Berenger).