Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground (Paperback)

Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

By Jeff Shaara

Ballantine Books, 9780345464880, 270pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2006



Jeff Shaara, America's premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of the ten Civil War battlefields every American should visit: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg/Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, New Market, Chickamauga, the Wilderness/Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg/Appomattox. Shaara explores the history, the people, and the places that capture the true meaning and magnitude of the conflict and provides
engaging narratives of the war's crucial battles
intriguing historical footnotes about each site
photographs of the locations then and now
detailed maps of the battle scenes
fascinating sidebars with related points of interest
From Antietam to Gettysburg to Vicksburg, and to the many poignant destinations in between, Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields is the ideal guide for casual tourists and Civil War enthusiasts alike.

About the Author

Jeff Shaarais theNew York Timesbestselling author ofA Chain of Thunder, A Blaze of Glory, The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, andGone for Soldiers, as well asGods and GeneralsandThe Last Full Measure two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father s Pulitzer Prize winning classic, The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives in Gettysburg."