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Gone for Soldiers (Paperback)

Author:  Jeff Shaara
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345427513
ISBN-13: 9780345427519
Sku: 30725325
Publish Date: 6/1/2001
Pages:  448
Age Range:  NA
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Now in paperback, Shaara's bestselling novel carries readers back 13 years before the Civil War, when that conflict's most famous enemies fought together in the Mexican-American War.
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In this stunning, unforgettable novel, Jeff Shaara carries us back thirteen years before the Civil War, when that momentous conflict's most familiar names are fighting for another cause, junior officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War.

"BRILLIANT DOES NOT EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE THE SHAARA GIFT."
--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

SHAARA RELIES "ON THE HISTORY BEHIND THE MEN AND THEIR CAMPAIGNS TO TELL THE TALE. . . . Most poignant of all is the appearance of so many characters who will fight under opposing flags 13 years later. Stonewall Jackson shows up as a humorless young lieutenant with a spiritual reverence for his artillery, and Ulysses S. Grant awkwardly meets [Robert E.] Lee. . . . The salvaging of such episodes from history is ultimately a patriotic task, deserving of gratitude."
--The Washington Post Book World

"COMPELLING . . . THRILLING . . . Shaara briskly drives the U.S. forces to Mexico City, building suspense at each battle, all towards the climactic storming of the gates of the capital. . . . [He] has humanized the mythos of Lee as no one ever has and, in doing, makes an enduring contribution to literature."
--Civil War Book Review

"SHAARA, AS USUAL, IS AT HIS BEST IN ACTION AND CONFRONTATION AND IN EVOKING HOW IT FELT TO BE THERE."
--The Philadelphia InquirerEight thousand marines land in Vera Cruz bound for a war against the Mexican army, including Winfield Scott, a general who made history in the War of 1812, and Robert E. Lee, a forty-year-old engineer as yet untested in battle.

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"[A]n impressive fictional account....Shaara offers superb impressionistic descriptions of...crucial campaigns....Parallels to Vietnam aren't forced, but are strongly felt throughout this simultaneously stirring and deeply cautionary saga." 04/15/2000
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0448
Product attributePublisher:   Ballantine Books
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