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Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Most people think of the Civil War as a military struggle between the North and South. Without studying the subject, they don't appreciate the facts that constitute this historical event. When a person reads the novel, Killer Angels, the reader is provided a much better understanding and comprehension of what actually occurred during the war. Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, is a realistic historic depiction of the terrific battle of Gettysburg, which left 50,000 Confederate and Union soldiers dead, wounded, or lost. The novel is set up in chronological arrangement of events that happened throughout the four days of the bloody and decisive battle of the Civil War. The narrative is told from an alternating north and south perspective. This way, readers may have a excellent mental picture of how every event came about. It even reveals maps for a better understanding of each measure the North and South took. It is clear where all those battles were occurring and why the generals try to utilize the land to their own advantage. It was very intriguing to read about the different strategies and tactics the generals used in the attempted destruction of their enemies. The pleasant rave reviews that clutter the front and rear covers drew me into it, but Shaara's powerful writing style and stunningly human characters drew me to it. Shaara has an remarkable ability to depict the major players of the struggle, whose real characters must have since been lost over a.. .