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