Jeff Shaara - Author

About the Author

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The 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 in 1952 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 Missoula, Montana.

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Frozen Hours A Novel of the Korean War

Frozen Hours A Novel of the Korean War

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2018

Frozen Hours

Frozen Hours

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin. June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China. But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation. Assured by General Douglas MacArthur that they would be home by Christmas, the soldiers and Marines fight for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginableand an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. The Frozen Hours tells the story of Frozen Chosin from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined retreat as ';advancing in a different direction'; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move. Written with the propulsive force Jeff Shaara brings to all his novels of combat and courage, The Frozen Hours transports us to the critical moment in the history of America's ';Forgotten War,' when the fate of the Korean peninsula lay in the hands of a brave band of brothers battling both the elements and a determined, implacable foe.';A military story as dramatic and heroic as any that exists.'The American Interest ';The Frozen Hours . . . illustrates again Shaara's mastery. . . . This is fiction and history at their blended best.'Marine Corps Gazette ';Marvelously effective storytelling . . . that shows us what warfare feels like both to those who plan campaigns and those who execute them . . . gripping, precisely detailed historical fiction.'Booklist (starred review)

The Fateful Lightning

The Fateful Lightning

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2016

The Smoke At Dawn

The Smoke At Dawn

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2015

The Fateful Lightning

The Fateful Lightning

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2015

Fateful Lightning

Fateful Lightning

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;FromJeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn. November 1864: As the Civil War rolls into its fourth bloody year, the tide has turned decidedly in favor of the Union. A grateful Abraham Lincoln responds to Ulysses S. Grant's successes by bringing the general east, promoting Grant to command the entire Union war effort, while William Tecumseh Sherman now directs the Federal forces that occupy all of Tennessee. In a massive surge southward, Sherman conquers the city of Atlanta, sweeping aside the Confederate army under the inept leadership of General John Bell Hood. Pushing through northern Georgia, Sherman's legendary March to the Sea shoves away any Rebel presence, and by Christmas 1864 the city of Savannah falls into the hands of ';Uncle Billy.' Now there is but one direction for Sherman to go. In his way stands the last great hope for the Southern cause, General Joseph E. Johnston. In the concluding novel of his epic Civil War tetralogy, Jeff Shaara tells the dramatic story of the final eight months of battle from multiple perspectives: the commanders in their tents making plans for total victory, as well as the ordinary foot soldiers and cavalrymen who carried out their orders until the last alarum sounded. Through Sherman's eyes, we gain insight into the mind of the general who vowed to ';make Georgia howl' until it surrendered. In Johnston, we see a man agonizing over the limits of his army's power, and accepting the burden of leading the last desperate effort to ensure the survival of the Confederacy. The Civil War did not end quietly. It climaxed in a storm of fury that lay waste to everything in its path. The Fateful Lightning brings to life those final brutal, bloody months of fighting with you-are-there immediacy, grounded in the meticulous research that readers have come to expect from Jeff Shaara. Praise for Jeff Shaara's new Civil War seriesThe Fateful Lightning';Powerful and emotional . . . highly recommended.'Historical Novels Review ';Outstanding . . . Shaara combines his extensive knowledge of military history with his consummate skill as a storyteller.'Booklist ';Readers . . . looking for an absorbing novel will be well rewarded.'The Clarion-Ledger ';A great accomplishment and a more than fitting conclusion to Shaara's work on the Civil War.'Bookreporter A Blaze of Glory ';[An] exciting read . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.'Library Journal ';Dynamic portrayals [of] Johnston, Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman.'The Wall Street Journal A Chain of Thunder ';Shaara continues to draw powerful novels from the bloody history of the Civil War.'Kirkus Reviews ';Shaara's historical accuracy is faultless. . . . The voices of these people come across to the reader as poignantly clear as they did 150 years ago.'Historical Novels Review The Smoke at Dawn ';Beautifully written . . . Shaara once again elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama.'BookreporterFrom the Hardcover edition.

The Smoke At Dawn

The Smoke At Dawn

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2014

Smoke at Dawn

Smoke at Dawn

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war. Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. Grant. Farther east, the Federal army under the command of William Rosecrans captures the crucial rail hub at Chattanooga. But Rosecrans is careless, and while pursuing the Confederates, the Federal forces are routed in north Georgia at Chickamauga Creek. Retreating in a panic back to Chattanooga, Rosecrans is pursued by the Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg. Penned up, with their supply lines severed, the Federal army seems doomed to the same kind of defeat that plagued the Confederates at Vicksburg. But a disgusted Abraham Lincoln has seen enough of General Rosecrans. Ulysses Grant is elevated to command of the entire theater of the war, and immediately replaces Rosecrans with General George Thomas. Grant gathers an enormous force, including armies commanded by Joseph Hooker and Grant's friend, William T. Sherman. Grant's mission is clear: Break the Confederate siege and destroy Bragg's army. Meanwhile, Bragg wages war as much with his own subordinates as he does with the Federals, creating dissension and disharmony in the Southern ranks, erasing the Confederate army's superiority at exactly the wrong time. Blending evocative historical detail with searing depictions of battle, Jeff Shaara immerses readers in the world of commanders and common soldiers, civilians and statesmen. From the Union side come the voices of Generals Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George Thomasthe vaunted ';Rock of Chickamauga'as well as the young private Fritz ';Dutchie' Bauer. From the Rebel ranks come Generals Bragg, Patrick Cleburne, and James Longstreet, as well as the legendary cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A tale of history played out on a human scale in the grand Shaara tradition, The Smoke at Dawn vividly recreates the climactic months of the war in the West, when the fate of a divided nation truly hangs in the balance. Praise forThe Smoke at Dawn ';Civil War history fiends will be riveted.'Parade ';A beautifully written novel . . . Shaara once again elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama.'Bookreporter ';Shaara's mastery of military tactics, his intimate grasp of history, and his ability to interweave several supporting narratives into a cohesive and digestible whole . . . will appeal to a broad range of historical- and military-fiction fans.'Booklist ';Top-notch . . . As with the best historical war novels, knowing the ultimate outcome of the bitter fighting is not a bar to engagement.'Publishers WeeklyFrom the Hardcover edition.

A Chain Of Thunder, A

A Chain Of Thunder, A

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2014

Chain of Thunder

Chain of Thunder

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERContinuing the series that began with A Blaze of Glory,Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America's long and bloody Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted ';Gibraltar of the Confederacy,' a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union generaland all but seal the fate of the rebel cause. In May 1863, after months of hard and bitter combat, Union troops under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant at long last successfully cross the Mississippi River. They force the remnants of Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's army to retreat to Vicksburg, burning the bridges over the Big Black River in its path. But after sustaining heavy casualties in two failed assaults against the rebels, Union soldiers are losing confidence and morale is low. Grant reluctantly decides to lay siege to the city, trapping soldiers and civilians alike inside an iron ring of Federal entrenchments. Six weeks later, the starving and destitute Southerners finally surrender, yielding command of the Mississippi River to the Union forces on July 4Independence Dayand marking a crucial turning point in the Civil War. Drawing on comprehensive research and his own intimate knowledge of the Vicksburg Campaign, Jeff Shaara once again weaves brilliant fiction out of the ragged cloth of historical fact. From the command tents where generals plot strategy to the ruined mansions where beleaguered citizens huddle for safety, this is a panoramic portrait of men and women whose lives are forever altered by the siege. On one side stand the emerging legend Grant, his irascible second William T. Sherman, and the youthful ';grunt' Private Fritz Bauer; on the other, the Confederate commanders Pemberton and Joseph Johnston, as well as nineteen-year-old Lucy Spence, a civilian doing her best to survive in the besieged city. By giving voice to their experiences at Vicksburg, A Chain of Thunder vividly evokes a battle whose outcome still reverberates more than 150 years after the cannons fell silent.Praise for A Chain of Thunder ';[Jeff] Shaara continues to draw powerful novels from the bloody history of the Civil War. . . . The dialogue intrigues. Shaara aptly reveals the main actors: Grant, stoic, driven, not given to micromanagement; Sherman, anxious, high-strung, engaged even when doubting Grant's strategy. . . . Worth a Civil War buff's attention.'Kirkus Reviews ';Searing . . . Shaara seamlessly interweaves multiple points of view, as the plot is driven by a stellar cast of real-life and fictional characters coping with the pivotal crisis. . . . [A] riveting fictional narrative.'Booklist';Shaara's historical accuracy is faultless, and he tells a good story. . . . The voices of these people come across to the reader as poignantly as they did 150 years ago.'Historical Novels Review';The writing is picturesque and vibrant. . . . [an] engrossing tale.'BookreporterFrom the Hardcover edition.

A Chain Of Thunder, A

A Chain Of Thunder, A

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2013

A Blaze of Glory A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh

A Blaze of Glory A Novel of the Battle of Shiloh

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2013

Two Novels of the Revolutionary War

Two Novels of the Revolutionary War

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2013

From Jeff Shaara, the modern master of military fiction, whose father reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prizewinning classic The Killer Angels, comes an exclusive eBook edition collecting two stirring novels of the American Revolution: Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause. RISE TO REBELLION ';Gripping human drama.'Baltimore Sun Rise to Rebellion brilliantly brings to life the early days of the American Revolution, creating an unforgettable saga of the men who helped to forge the destiny of a nationfrom idealistic attorney John Adams to audacious inventor and philosopher Benjamin Franklin. Shaara's most impressive achievement reveals how philosophers became fighters, how ideas became their ammunition, and how a scattered group of colonies became the United States of America. THE GLORIOUS CAUSE ';Vivid and compelling . . . Shaara reaches new heights here, with a narrative that's impossible to put down.'Publishers Weekly (starred review) The Glorious Cause brings the saga of victory and defeat full circle, from the stunning victory at Trenton to the British surrender at Yorktowna moment that changed the history of the world. This dramatic concluding volume is a tribute to the amazing people who turned ideas into action and fought to declare themselves free.

A Blaze Of Glory, A

A Blaze Of Glory, A

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2012

Blaze of Glory

Blaze of Glory

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2012

In the first novel of a spellbinding new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows best. A Blaze of Glory takes us to the action-packed Western Theater for a vivid re-creation of one of the war's bloodiest and most iconic engagementsthe Battle of Shiloh. It's the spring of 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Commanding general Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to pull up stakes, abandon the critical city of Nashville, and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston's trail are two of the Union's best generals: the relentless Ulysses Grant, fresh off his career-making victory at Fort Donelson, and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston's army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There's just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans, and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant's encampmenta small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh. With stunning you-are-there immediacy, Shaara takes us inside the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before. Drawing on meticulous research, he dramatizes the key actions and decisions of the commanders on both sides: Johnston, Grant, Sherman, Beauregard, and the illustrious Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest. Here too are the thoughts and voices of the junior officers, conscripts, and enlisted men who gave their all for the cause, among them Confederate cavalry lieutenant James Seeley and Private Fritz ';Dutchie' Bauer of the 16th Wisconsin Regimentbrave participants in a pitched back-and-forth battle whose casualty count would far surpass anything the American public had yet seen in this war. By the end of the first day of fighting, as Grant's bedraggled forces regroup for could be their last stand, two major eventsboth totally unexpectedwill turn the tide of the battle and perhaps the war itself.

Civil War Trilogy 3-Book Boxset (Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure)

Civil War Trilogy 3-Book Boxset (Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure)

Author: Jeff Shaara, Michael Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2012

Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prizewinning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father's legacy with a series of centuries-spanning New York Times bestsellers. Together at last in eBook form, this volume assembles three Civil War novels from America's first family of military fiction: Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure. Gods and Generals traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leadersThomas ';Stonewall' Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, Joshua Chamberlainfrom the gathering clouds of war. The Killer Angels re-creates the fight for America's destiny in the Battle of Gettysburg, the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history. And The Last Full Measure brings to life the final two years of the Civil War, chasing the escalating conflict between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grantcomplicated, heroic, and deeply troubled menthrough to its riveting conclusion at Appomattox. Contains a preview Jeff Shaara's new novel of the Civil War, A Blaze of Glory.Praise for Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara's Civil War trilogy ';Brilliant does not even begin to describe the Shaara gift.'The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ';Shaara's beautifully sensitive novel delves deeply in the empathetic realm of psycho-history, where enemies do not existjust mortal men forced to make crucial decisions and survive on the same battlefield.'San Francisco Chronicle, on Gods and Generals ';Remarkable . . . a book 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, on The Killer Angels ';The Last Full Measure is more than another historical novel. It is rooted in history, but its strength is the element of humanity flowing through its characters. . . . The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking. . . . In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for.'Chicago Tribune

Three Novels of World War II

Three Novels of World War II

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2011

Jeff Shaara has written vivid, perceptive portraits of America's wars that have thrilled and mesmerized readers across generations. Collected for the first time in this eBook volume are Jeff Shaara's epic New York Times bestselling novels of World War II: The Rising Tide, The Steel Wave, and No Less Than Victory. As the United States wades into the shifting tides of war, Shaara details every movethe tank battles along the Mediterranean coast, the audacious invasion at Omaha Beach, the deadly final spasms of the Third Reich. He brings to life such figures as Eisenhower and Patton, as well as the courageous men on the front lines of battle. On full display throughout is the inimitable style and striking narrative range that have made Jeff Shaara such an esteemed and essential chronicler of the American age. Contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's acclaimed new novel of World War II in the Pacific, The Final Storm, which Booklist called ';extraordinarily evocative.'

Final Storm

Final Storm

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2011

The Final Storm opens a new front in Jeff Shaara's gripping chronicle of World War II as soldiers, sailors, and marines sacrifice all for one final push toward decisive victory in the fierce maelstrom of the Pacific theater. As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion, the United States has turned its vast military resources toward an all-out effort against the Japanese. In the spring of 1945, Japan's empire has been pressed slowly back toward its home islands, and the Americans mount a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan itselfthe heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire war, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender. With a narrative dexterity befitting his status as a master storyteller, Shaara relates the story of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, a young marine whose brother Jesse has already earned his share of glory as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne in Europe; Admiral Chester Nimitz, who must unite rival army and marine commanders into a cooperative effort; General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., the American ground commander trying to live up to the legacy of his father, who led Confederate troops during the Civil War; and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island, who understands what Tokyo will not believe: that his own fight to the death will only delay the inevitableas the Americans continue their advance toward the home islands and ultimate victory. With the fights raging across the Pacific, a different kind of campaign is being waged in extraordinary secrecy: the development of a weapon so powerful, not even the scientists who build it know just what they are about to unleash. Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of the finest bomber pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, is selected to lead the mission to drop the horrific new weapon on a Japanese city. As the new president, Harry S Truman, mulls his options, and a Japanese physician named Okiro Hamishita cares for patients at a clinic near the city of Hiroshima, citizens on the home front await the day of reckoning that everyone knows is coming. A fitting conclusion to one of the most riveting sagas in military fiction, The Final Storm illuminates the heroism and sacrifice that defined the war in the Pacific, bringing the conflict to life as only Jeff Shaara can.From the Hardcover edition.

No Less Than Victory

No Less Than Victory

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2011

No Less Than Victory

No Less Than Victory

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2009

No Less Than Victory is the crowning achievement in master storyteller Jeff Shaaras soaring World War II trilogy, revealing the European wars unforgettable and harrowing final act.After the success of the Normandy invasion, the Allied commanders are buoyantly confident that the war in Europe will be over in a matter of weeks, that Hitler and his battered army have no other option than surrender. But despite the advice of his best military minds, Hitler will hear no talk of defeat. In mid-December 1944, the Germans launch a desperate and ruthless counteroffensive in the Ardennes forest, utterly surprising the unprepared Americans who stand in their way. Through the frigid snows of the mountainous terrain, German tanks and infantry struggle to realize Hitlers goal: divide the Allied armies and capture the vital port at Antwerp. The attack succeeds in opening up a wide gap in the American lines, and for days chaos reigns in the Allied command. Thus begins the Battle of the Bulge, the last gasp by Hitlers forces that becomes a horrific slugging match, some of the most brutal fighting of the war. As American commanders respond to the stunning challenge, the German spear is finally blunted.Though some in the Nazi inner circle continue the fight to secure Germanys postwar future, the Fhrer makes it clear that he is fighting to the end. He will spare nothingnot even German livesto preserve his twisted vision of a Thousand Year Reich. But in May 1945, the German army collapses, and with Russian troops closing in, Hitler commits suicide. As the Americans sweep through the German countryside, they unexpectedly encounter the worst of Hitlers crimes, the concentration camps, and young GIs find themselves absorbing firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust.Presenting his riveting account through the eyes of Eisenhower and Patton and the young GIs who struggle face-to-face with their enemy, and through the eyes of Germanys old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitlers golden boy, Albert Speer, Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madmans dreams. No Less Than Victory further solidifies Shaaras reputation as this eras most accomplished author of historical military fiction.From the Hardcover edition.

The Steel Wave

The Steel Wave

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Steel Wave

Steel Wave

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2008

Jeff Shaara, Americas premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the centerpiece of his epic trilogy of the Second World War. General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitlers European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitlers forces, who have already conquered Western Europe. On the coast of France, German commander Erwin Rommel fortifies and prepares for the coming invasion, acutely aware that he must bring all his skills to bear on a fight his side must win. But Rommels greatest challenge is to strike the Allies on his front, while struggling behind the lines with the growing insanity of Adolf Hitler, who thwarts the strategies Rommel knows will succeed. Meanwhile, Sergeant Jesse Adams, a no-nonsense veteran of the 82nd Airborne, parachutes with his men behind German lines into a chaotic and desperate struggle. And as the invasion force surges toward the beaches of Normandy, Private Tom Thorne of the 29th Infantry Division faces the horrifying prospects of fighting his way ashore on a stretch of coast more heavily defended than the Allied commanders anticipateOmaha Beach. From G.I. to general, this story carries the reader through the wars most crucial juncture, the invasion that altered the flow of the war, and, ultimately, changed history.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Glorious Cause

Glorious Cause

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2007

In Rise to Rebellion, bestselling author Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the American Revolution as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil War in Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure. Now he continues the amazing saga of how thirteen colonies became a nation, taking the conflict from kingdom and courtroom to the bold and bloody battlefields of war.It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the brazen British army. General George Washington found his troops trounced in the battles of Brooklyn and Manhattan and retreated toward Pennsylvania. With the future of the colonies at its lowest ebb, Washington made his most fateful decision: to cross the Delaware River and attack the enemy. The stunning victory at Trenton began a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the British surrender at Yorktown, a moment that changed the history of the world.The despair and triumph of Americas first great army is conveyed in scenes as powerful as any Shaara has written, a story told from the points of view of some of the most memorable characters in American history. There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together to achieve an unlikely victory; Charles Cornwallis, the no-nonsense British general, more than a match for his colonial counterpart; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washingtons army; The Marquis de Lafayette, the young Frenchman who brought a soldiers passion to America; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day. From Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, William Howe to Light Horse Harry Lee, from Trenton and Valley Forge, Brandywine and Yorktown, the American Revolutions most immortal characters and poignant moments are brought to life in remarkable Shaara style. Yet, The Glorious Cause is more than just a story of the legendary six-year struggle. It is a tribute to an amazing people who turned ideas into action and fought to declare themselves free. Above all, it is a riveting novel that both expands and surpasses its beloved authors best work.

To the Last Man

To the Last Man

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2007

Jeff Shaara has enthralled readers with his New York Times bestselling novels set during the Civil War and the American Revolution. Now the acclaimed author turns to World War I, bringing to life the sweeping, emotional story of the war that devastated a generation and established America as a world power.Spring 1916: the horror of a stalemate on Europes western front. France and Great Britain are on one side of the barbed wire, a fierce German army is on the other. Shaara opens the window onto the otherworldly tableau of trench warfare as seen through the eyes of a typical British soldier who experiences the bizarre and the horriblea Tommy whose innocent youth is cast into the hell of a terrifying war. In the skies, meanwhile, technology has provided a devastating new tool, the aeroplane, and with it a different kind of hero emergesthe flying ace. Soaring high above the chaos on the ground, these solitary knights duel in the splendor and terror of the skies, their courage and steel tested with every flight.As the conflict stretches into its third year, a neutral America is goaded into war, its reluctant president, Woodrow Wilson, finally accepting the repeated challenges to his stance of nonalignment. Yet the Americans are woefully unprepared and ill equipped to enter a war that has become worldwide in scope. The responsibility is placed on the shoulders of General John Blackjack Pershing, and by mid-1917 the first wave of the American Expeditionary Force arrives in Europe. Encouraged by the bold spirit and strength of the untested Americans, the world waits to see if the tide of war can finally be turned.From Blackjack Pershing to the Marine in the trenches, from the Red Baron to the American pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, To the Last Man is written with the moving vividness and accuracy that characterizes all of Shaaras work. This spellbinding new novel carries readersthe way only Shaara canto the heart of one of the greatest conflicts in human history, and puts them face-to-face with the characters who made a lasting impact on the world.From the Hardcover edition.

Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2007

TRAVEL THROUGH A PIVOTAL TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORYJeff Shaara, Americas 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 wars crucial battles intriguing historical footnotes about each site photographs of the locationsthen and now detailed maps of the battle scenes fascinating sidebars with related points of interestFrom Antietam to Gettysburg to Vicksburg, and to the many poignant destinations in between, Jeff Shaaras Civil War Battlefields is the ideal guide for casual tourists and Civil War enthusiasts alike.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rising Tide

Rising Tide

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2006

A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War I. Now, The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generations most poignant chronicle of World War II.Through unforgettable battle scenes in the unforgiving deserts of North Africa, into the soft underbelly of Hitlers Fortress Europa, and as battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, The Rising Tide is a vivid gallery of characters both immortal and unknown. From tank driver to paratrooper to the men who gave the commands, Shaaras stirring portrayals bring the heroic and the tragic to life in brilliant detail. A new level of accomplishment from this already acclaimed author, The Rising Tide will leave listeners eager for the next volume of this superb saga of the war that saved and changed the world.From the Compact Disc edition.

Rise To Rebellion

Rise To Rebellion

Author: Jeff Shaara Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2004

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