Gone for Soldiers

Gone for Soldiers

eBook - 2000
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In Gone for Soldiers , Jeff Shaara carries us back 15 years before the momentous conflict he has so brilliantly chronicled, to a time when the Civil War'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.

In March 1847, 8,000 soldiers landed on the beaches of Vera Cruz, led by the army's commanding general, Winfield Scott-a heroic veteran of the War of 1812, short tempered, vain, and nostalgic for the glories of his youth. At his right hand is Robert E. Lee, a forty year-old engineer, a dignified, serious man who has never seen combat.

In vivid prose that illuminates the dark psychology of soldiers trapped behind enemy lines, Jeff Shaara brings to life the familiar characters, the stunning triumphs and soul-crushing defeats of this fascinating, long-forgotten war.
Published: New York : Ballantine Books, c2000.
ISBN: 9780345444394
0345444396
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK
Characteristics: xix, 424 p. :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.

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May 16, 2011

Stunningly powerful; Shaara captures the voices of Winfield Scott and Robert E. Lee perfectly in the novel recounting the events of the often overlooked Mexican war.

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