Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is a great book to read. It is a very engaging book. It switches through people who were in the Civil War at Gettysburg in both the Union and Confederates. Such as Longstreet, Lee and, Chamberlin. This book is based off the letters and the diaries the characters wrote during the battle. It tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and how important of a battle it was for both sides. Like “Were fighting for our freedom not for slavery but to be our own nations”(pg 47). You feel like you're there, you see how important people in the civil war were feeling during the turning point of the war. You see the emotion, stress, and the consequences of bad decisions. For instance “I have to convince 112 mutineers to join the fighting again.”(pg 67) You see the loss in war and what both sides have to lose and gain. This book would be perfect for readers who love history or historical books.
My experience with the book was great. I was really entertained with this book I enjoyed it a lot. Getting to see the view of both sides of the war was what really got me interested in it. You get to know the characters by learning their personalities and how they handled certain situations. There are a lot of symbols that puts depth into the book. Foreshadowing was another trait this book had that made me really enjoy this book, “The battle ahead will be hard and many will die but we must win this war” (pg78). Over all I would give Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, a four and a half out of 5