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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey M. Shaara, Jeff Shaara Narrator: Stephen Lang Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2003 ISBN: 9780553756418
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In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara traces the lives, passions, and careers of the great military leaders from the first gathering clouds of the Civil War. Here is Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a hopelessly by-the-book military instructor and devout Christian who becomes the greatest commander of the Civil War; Winfield Scott Hancock, a captain of quartermasters who quickly establishes himself as one of the finest leaders of the Union army; Joshua Chamberlain, who gives up his promising academic career and goes on to become one of the most heroic soldiers in American history; and Robert E. Lee, never believing until too late that a civil war would ever truly come to pass. Profound in its insights into the minds and hearts of those who fought in the war, Gods and Generals creates a vivid portrait of the soldiers, the battlefields, and the tumultuous times that forever shaped the nation. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1997 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/18/2011

    " A wonderful recount in easy to read and understand language, Gods and Generals tells of the difficult conditions of the first years of the Civil War. Anyone with an interest in Civil War history will gain from this well researched and written true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 5/8/2011

    " This is historical fiction done well. It is interesting how one man can do so well with a novel (Michael Shaara) and then his son (Jeff Shaara) can equal or surpass his father in writing the same genre book (Civil War historical fiction). Read both! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 NaDell | 4/8/2011

    " I got about 100 pages into this nearly 500 page book when it was due back to the library. I may try again another time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 3/7/2011

    " After you read The Killer Angels, read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/26/2011

    " Great book. Takes a while to develop but great portrayal of civil war characters. My favorite of all was
    General Lee. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.J.K. | 1/9/2011

    " Saw the movie, and read the book. Liked both. Shaara is a very descriptive writer. You can almost remove yourself from where you are and put yourself in the book. I love war history. His writing is tops!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Salsadancer | 12/21/2010

    " The period November 1858 - June 1863 focusing primarily on Stonewall Jackson and Robt. E. Lee in northern Virginia looks into the souls of the major players. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 12/13/2010

    " Jeff is my favorite author, bar none. This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn about Civil War. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 11/22/2010

    " This was a book that looked at battles of the civil war from the point of view of four generals from both sides of the fighting. The events of the civil war is so very sad. The generals were very close to God and their counsel came in time to help through a personal challenge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 11/15/2010

    " I'm glad I read it, to put The Killer Angels in perspective, but MAN is this a depressing book. "

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About the Author

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of 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, 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 into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University.

About the Narrator

Stephen Lang is a Tony Award–nominated actor who has made a name for himself on stages both at home and abroad. Perhaps most well-known for his role in James Cameron’s Avatar, his other film credits include The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies, Tombstone, and many more.