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Steven E. Woodworth, Gods and Generals. Long awaited by both historians and buffs, the film Gods and Generals is a prequel to the film Gettysburg reviewed in the JAH, December As Gettysburg was based on the historical novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, so Gods and Generals is based on the historical novel of that title written by Shaara's son Jeff. The new film's purpose is to sketch highlights of the Civil War in the eastern theater from Virginia's secession through the death of the Confederate general Thomas J. The need to set the stage for Gettysburg influenced the choice of what to cover in the almost four-hour-long prequel.
Share: Share on Facebook. Add to Cart. Yet it repeatedly failed to do so. In battle after battle, the Confederate troops succeeded in forcing back the Union Army. How could 50, underfed, undersupplied soldiers prevail against a well-prepared, well-equipped force of ,? Lee, Winfield S. Hancock, Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain—as well as those who served with them, allowing us to witness "the tragedies and successes of their personal lives and their experiences as soldiers.
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God's Generals, Why they Succeeded and Why Others Failed.
How does history regard soldiers in later wars such as World War II and Vietnam who "just followed orders"? Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Shaara shows us the difficulty on both sides in the early days of the war, the clash of egos, the concern for reputation that made "quick actions and smooth organization impossible". He just ran out of nerve," Couch says. Next we are introduced to Jackson, a hero of the Mexican War, wracked with personal loss, the death of his former wife and child, the child of his second wife, the childhood loss of his mother. He transfers field command to Couch but orders his army to withdraw to "the safety of the river. Hooker moves the army quickly and efficiently into position around Chancellorsville, and his May 1 assault is a success, the rebels "have been pushed back to the edge of the open ground.
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Written by Jeffrey Shaara after his father Michael 's death in , the novel relates events from through during the American Civil War , ending just as the two armies march toward Gettysburg. In Gods and Generals was made into a film directed by Ronald F. Maxwell and starring Robert Duvall and Jeff Daniels. The film shares most of its cast with Gettysburg , the film adaptation of The Killer Angels. Copying his father's approach of focusing on the most important officers of the two armies General Robert E. Thomas J. General Hancock, for instance, spends much of the novel dreading the day he will have to fire on his friend in the Confederate Army , Lewis "Lo" Armistead.