Is Killer Angels a good book?

“My favorite historical novel… A superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.” In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two dreams.

Who is the spy in Killer Angels?

No, not Harriet the spy—Harrison the spy. This raggedy, Shakespeare-quoting ex-actor shows up at the very beginning of the book. Posing as a farmer searching for a runaway wife, he spots the Union Army on the move and rides back to alert Longstreet and Lee.

What is The Killer Angels about?

The Killer Angels tells the storyof the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 1, 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia, or Confederate army, and the Army of the Potomac, or Union army, fought the largest battle of the American Civil War. When the battle ended, 51,000 men were dead, wounded, or missing.

What is the thesis of The Killer Angels?

The Killer Angels By Abraham Lincoln against itself cannot stand.” Lincoln believes that there is no such thing as a balance between free and slave states and that the two contradictory governments are bound to fall.

How long does it take to read Killer Angels?

The average reader will spend 5 hours and 55 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).

Why is the book called Killer Angels?

This term serves as a metaphor for the goodness and the wickedness of human beings—their capacity to do something righteous, like standing up for the rights of slaves or defending a friend, as well as their capacity to cause enormous suffering and destruction.

Why is the book called The Killer Angels?

Animal meat: the Killer Angels” (4.6. 18). This term serves as a metaphor for the goodness and the wickedness of human beings—their capacity to do something righteous, like standing up for the rights of slaves or defending a friend, as well as their capacity to cause enormous suffering and destruction.

What does General Lee tell Stuart?

Jeb Stuart arrives; Lee wanted to talk to him alone. Stuart is shocked when Lee tells him that some of the officers want to court-martial him. Lee won’t do it, but he says that Stuart failed in his mission to keep the Confederate Army aware of the enemy’s movements.

Should I read Gods and Generals before Killer Angels?

Gods and Generals is a novel which serves as a prequel to Michael Shaara’s 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning work about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels.

What is the main conflict in The Killer Angels?

The most overt conflict in The Killer Angels, aside from the battle itself, is the argument between Lee and Longstreet over whether to use offensive or defensive tactics.

How many pages is the book Killer Angels?

368
Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345407276
Publication date: 05/28/1996
Series: Civil War Trilogy , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368