The Last Full Measure: A Novel of the Civil War (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 5, 2011 - Fiction - 560 pages
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In the Pulitzer prize–winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time. The Last Full Measure tells the epic story of the events following the Battle of Gettysburg and brings to life the final two years of the Civil War. Jeff Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant—complicated, heroic, and deeply troubled men. For Lee and his Confederate forces, Gettysburg has been an unspeakable disaster, but he is determined to fight to the bitter end; he faces Grant, the decisive, hard-nosed leader the Union army so desperately needs in order to turn the tide of the war. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing seize of Petersburg to Lee’s epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's Blaze of Glory.

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Great ending for this trilogy. - Goodreads
Decent depiction of the end of the civil war. - Goodreads
Good coverage of the topic. - Goodreads
Love Shaara's writing style. - Goodreads
Well told ending to the Civil War. - Goodreads
Battle of Petersburg-good ending to trilogy. - Goodreads

Review: The Last Full Measure (The Civil War: 1861-1865 #3)

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

In 1976 Michael Shaara wrote The Killer Angels (1976). His son, Jeff, became an equally adept military novelist, adding two additional Civil War novels to complete the Civil War Trilogy: Gods and ... Read full review

Review: The Last Full Measure (The Civil War: 1861-1865 #3)

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Very interesting if you are interested in military history. As a novel, though, it is a lot of explanation with not a lot of dialogue. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of A 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, 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. He lives again in Tallahassee.

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