By Jeff Shaara
Within the Pulitzer prize-winning vintage The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the best Civil conflict novel of our time, an everlasting bestseller that has offered greater than million copies. within the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's imaginative and prescient, telling the epic tale of the occasions culminating within the conflict of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this mythical father-son trilogy to its beautiful end in a unique that brings to lifestyles the ultimate years of the Civil War.
As The final complete Measure opens, Gettysburg is previous and the battle advances to its 3rd brutal yr. at the Union facet, the gulf among the politicians in Washington and the generals within the box yawns ever wider. by no means has the bulky Union military so desperately wanted a decisive, hard-nosed chief. it really is at this serious second that Lincoln areas Ulysses S. provide in command--and turns the tide of war.
For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg used to be an unspeakable disaster--compounded by way of the shattering lack of the fiery Stonewall Jackson months sooner than. Lee is aware higher than someone that the South can't live on a struggle of attrition. yet with the full devotion of his generals--Longstreet, Hill, Stuart--and his loyal religion in God, Lee is decided to struggle to the sour finish.
Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the varsity professor who emerged because the Union hero of Gettysburg--and who will upward push to develop into one of many maximum figures of the Civil War.
Battle through incredible conflict, Shaara dramatizes the escalating disagreement among Lee and Grant--complicated, heroic, deeply afflicted males. From the high priced conflict of the barren region to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making quit at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting end of the Civil battle in the course of the minds and hearts of the people who gave their final complete measure.
Full of human ardour and the spellbinding fact of background, The final complete Measure is the ideal capstone to a powerful literary trilogy.
From the Hardcover edition.