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Unformatted text preview: Vivian Atchison HIST2055 Sec. 01 Michael Shaara The Killer Angels Random House, Inc., New York 1974 The book, The Killer Angels , by Michael Shaara, tells the descriptive story of the Battle of Gettysburg; the war that was fought between the Union and the Confederacy. This story takes place in Gettysburg, which is near Pennsylvania. As author Shaara says in his letter to the reader “This is a story of the Battle of Gettysburg, told from the viewpoints of Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet and some of the other men who fought there.” There are two main characters in the book. Their names are Robert E. Lee and Jim Longstreet. Robert E. Lee is a very good and caring man, he is first in command, and he is also from Virginia. He does not own slaves, but he also does not think that the negro man is equal to a white man. He is usually wrong in arguments dealing with Longstreet. He will eventually die of a heart disease, but not until after he finds out about the letter from Jefferson Davis, offering...
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