CLASSIC CIVIL WAR
best and most realistic historical novel about war that I have ever
read."–General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
that changed my life . . . I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost
nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came
alive.” –Ken Burns
EDITION of Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-prize winning novel about the
battle of Gettysburg.
on an extraordinary experience with his family visiting the battlefield
at Gettysburg, Michael became obsessed with telling the story of that
momentous event through the eyes of the main characters themselves,
something that had never been done. After seven years, the manuscript
for The Killer Angels was completed... To Michael's
disappointment, The Killer Angels was rejected by the first
fifteen publishers who saw the manuscript. Finally, in 1973, it was
bought by the small independent publisher, The David McKay Company, who
was subsequently bought by Random House... [The] novel received very
little attention, and mixed reviews, thus it was a shock to both Michael
and the literary community when the announcement was made that The
Killer Angels had been awarded the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction"
York: David McKay, 1974. Original blue cloth, original dust jacket. A
superb copy, rare in this condition. $3000.