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East Valley Book Club May Meetup

Well, we have chosen to go to war again . . . in our book choice, that is!  But as a change from all the WWII books we have read, let's try the Civil War!  We have chosen The Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara.  Here is what Amazon has to say:

This novel reveals more about the Battle of Gettysburg than any piece of learned nonfiction on the same subject. Michael Shaara's account of the three most important days of the Civil War features deft characterizations of all of the main actors, including Lee, Longstreet, Pickett, Buford, and Hancock. The most inspiring figure in the book, however, is Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, whose 20th Maine regiment of volunteers held the Union's left flank on the second day of the battle. This unit's bravery at Little Round Top helped turned the tide of the war against the rebels. There are also plenty of maps, which convey a complete sense of what happened July 1-3, 1863. Reading about the past is rarely so much fun as on these pages.

 

I'm excited to read this one, and looking forward to the discussion even more!  See you in May!

 

 

Shelly Y. Hughes-Tetu

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  • Monica

    Sorry all, I've got a bad headache.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not able to make it tonight, about half way through the book, very interesting

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans for me -- my father is leaving the valley tomorrow and my sister is having a dinner for his send off. Also, did not really get into this book. I already signed up for June and am looking forward to it.
    P.S. Congratulations Carole on your new grand child!

    May 2, 2013

  • Carole Lipkin T.

    So sorry that I will not make it tonight but my granddaughter was born this morning.,

    May 2, 2013

  • Bonnie L.

    I had trouble getting through this book and was not able to finish it. I look forward to reading the next book and attending the next meeting.

    May 1, 2013

  • Chantelle

    Out of town

    May 1, 2013

  • Shelly H.

    ARRGH! It's been too long since I have seen you guys, but now, I have a Gammage show for this night. Sorry! I hope to see you next time!

    May 1, 2013

  • Jessi M.

    Struggling through reading this book, hopefully I will like it better as a "books on tape"

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very surprised...the book has kept my attention, good read.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you all.

    April 17, 2013

  • Adelyn L.

    Looking forward to joining you guys!

    March 31, 2013

  • Caitlin M.

    When did we move to Thursdays? Now I can't attend!! :(

    March 10, 2013

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