The Last Full Measure

The Last Full Measure In the Pulitzer prize winning classic The Killer Angels Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time In the bestselling Gods and Generals Shaara s son Jeff brilliantly sustained h

  • Title: The Last Full Measure
  • Author: Jeff Shaara
  • ISBN: 9780345404916
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the Pulitzer prize winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara s son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father s vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father son trilogy to its stunning coIn the Pulitzer prize winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara s son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father s vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard nosed leader It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S Grant in command and turns the tide of war For Robert E Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition But with the total devotion of his generals Longstreet, Hill, Stuart and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee s epoch making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy.

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    1. Jeff Shaara

      Jeff Shaara, a descendant of Italian immigrants, was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey Shaara was originally spelled Sciarra He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Criminology From age 16, Jeff operated a rare coin business, first out of his home, then in a retail store After moving to Tampa, Jeff became one of the most widely known coin and precious metals dealers in Florida In 1988, Jeff s father, Michael Shaara, died, and Jeff made the decision to sell his business, and take over the management of his father s estate.Onboard the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Mustin in the Persian Gulf.In 1993, the motion picture Gettysburg was released, which was based on his father s classic novel, The Killer Angels After the critical and commercial success of the film, Jeff was approached about the possibility of continuing the story, finding someone to write a prequel and sequel to The Killer Angels After some considerable soul searching, Jeff decided to try to tackle the project himself The decision was difficult in many ways, but most challenging because Jeff had no previous experience as a writer.In 1996, Ballantine Books published Jeff s first novel, Gods and Generals, the prequel to his father s great work Gods and Generals leapt onto the New York Times Bestseller List, and remained there for fifteen weeks Critics nationwide praised the book and Jeff s writing ability, and the book was awarded the American Library Association s Prestigious Boyd Award No one was surprised than Jeff himself In 1998, the sequel, The Last Full Measure, was published, with the same result thirteen weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, and universal praise from critics and fans nationwide Two years later, Jeff published his third novel, Gone For Soldiers, which followed many familiar Civil War characters back to their experiences in the Mexican American War of the 1840 s Received with much critical acclaim, the book became Jeff s third bestseller.

    868 thoughts on “The Last Full Measure”

    1. “If God is watching us, what judgement does he make now?”With the completion of “The Last Full Measure”, I have read every novel that Mr. Shaara has written (to date) about the American Civil War. Oddly enough, even though this text was written second out of his six books about the Civil War, the writing might be the best of the group. Less stilted, and ponderous as some of the others could be at times.Mr. Shaara is at this best when writing about battle. He puts you there in a vivid and [...]


    2. Of the three books Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels and The Last Full Measure - The Last Full Measure was, for me, the most painful.In this book the reader is introduced to Ulysses S. Grant and discovers the metal of the man. General Robert E. Lee continues to be the stalwart leader of the southern army. The reader comes to understand the passion of these men as well as the Union commander Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain who came away from Gettysburg a hero. Chamberlain is the only one of these [...]


    3. "The Last Full Measure" is the final book in the Civil War trilogy by the Shaaras. Michael Shaara, the father, started it all when he wrote wrote the Pulitzer-Prize winning "The Killer Angels" about the battle at Gettysburg. He passed away before he could write more. His son Jeff then wrote about events leading up to Gettysburg and next what followed after Gettysburg. Is "The Last Full Measure" as good as "The Killer Angels"? Not quite, but perhaps that's not even a fair question."The Killer Ang [...]


    4. This is how the majority of the characters talk in this book: "There are. a lot of periods in between words."I read the first 150-200 pages or so of this with such gusto! It wasn't as good as "The Killer Angels," obviously, but it was perfectly readable and exciting. Then things got sluggish. Chapter after chapter where absolutely nothing of importance or interest happenned. A battle was fought. Generals muse on death and destruction. Chamberlain is non-existent; there is absolutely no purpose o [...]


    5. I still enjoyed the historical information but I did not care for his writing style--it lacks the flair for writing in comparison to his father's book. He overuses phrases of his own making that often confuse the reader left not knowing who he is talking about or who is doing the talking. Sometimes the pace flows and keeps the reader interested, and other times it lags on and on to the point of frustration. He tries to describe the feelings of the characters when he couldn't possibly know what w [...]


    6. A fitting conclusion to an excellent Civil War trilogy. While Jeff Shaara isn't quite as good a writer as his father Michael ("Killer Angels"), he still does a great job of capturing the look and feel of the scenes and characters. Shaara's portrayal of General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is particularly compelling. Few moments in American history are as tragic or as poignant as the surrender at Appomattox Court House and the events leading up to it, and Shaara tells that story masterfully. Great [...]


    7. Picking up shortly after the events of Gettysburg depicted in The Killer Angels, this novel takes us all the way through the rest of the Civil War, concentrating mostly on the battles in the East, the grand struggle between the newly promoted and positioned US Grant and the steady Robert E. Lee. Indeed, most of the book alters perspectives between the two leaders as well as presenting the viewpoint of Joshua Chamberlain, unlikely hero of Gettysburg and a man who had a Forest Gump-like ability to [...]


    8. The Last Full Measure takes its title from words in Lincoln’ indescribable Gettysburg Address:“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have di [...]



    9. The predecessor of this book (The Killer Angels) far surpasses The Last Full Measure in most ways - tightness of storyline, style, prose, illustration and delivery of key facts - but, nevertheless, I enjoyed Jeff Shaara's game attempt to conclude the Civil War story in his father's image.As a "foreigner", I don't have the inculcated knowledge of the War that US students undoubtedly absorb from their earliest school years, so I found the book very helpful in establishing the timeline of events, a [...]


    10. This work suffers from the same flaws as God and Generals. Shaara simply fails to reproduce the genius of his father. The only book in this trilogy that needs to be read is Michael Shaara's original "The Killer Angels."


    11. Excellent finish to a remarkable trilogy. Anyone who has a passing knowledge of the Civil War needs to read this set of books. It is an exciting and well told story which will certainly lead me to reading more about this period in US history. Start with Killer Angels. Gods and Generals was good and The Last Full Measure was an amazing way to bring it to the end.


    12. This is a more than satisfying conclusion to the Shaara family Civil War Trilogy that chronologically begins with Jeff's "Gods and Generals", and continued with his late father Michael's masterful account of Gettysburg in the "Killer Angels". While the previous books focused on four narrators each, this third book by Jeff Shaara drops the count down to three, and for the most part two. If there is a flaw to this book, it is that we are not given enough of the fascinating and admirable Joshua Cha [...]


    13. I read about half of this book, then set it down to read something else, and then another something else, and then another, etc. The first half was interesting, and I had read the first two books of the trilogy ("Killer Angels" and "Gods and Generals"), so I wanted to finish it. Three years later, I have. And am I glad I did. The last third or so of the book was a detailed account of the last weeks and days of the Army of the Potomac (Grant) vs. the Army of Virginia (Robert E. Lee). Shaara bring [...]


    14. I loved Michael Shaara's book about Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, and so it was with a lot of anticipation (and a bit of anxiety) that I started reading his son Jeff's companion volumes. Overall, I don't like them. I wish I did. I want to, very much. But I keep finding them overwritten, too much telling, not enough showing, and sometimes so sprawling and incoherent that I, someone who has studied the Civil War in detail and knows a fair amount about it, have trouble keeping track of who is doin [...]


    15. Just arrived from USA trough BM.Even if I haven't read his father's book The Killer Angels, I was able to follow this magnificent epic based on the American Civil War.General Lee's surrender to General Grant was very touching and very well described by the author.His American Revolutionary War (1770-1783) series is also memorable and unforgettable.


    16. Like his father before him with Killer Angels, Jeff Shaara weaves a masterful portrait focusing on Lee, Grant and Chamberlain in the closing days of the war. The battles are detailed and precise; the men are real and fascinating. Highly recommended for both civil war buffs & historical fiction fans.


    17. Interesting account of the leaders during the second half of the American Civil War. A little dry, but I enjoyed it, both from the presentation of the characters and the historical information. Recommended.


    18. In 1976 Michael Shaara wrote The Killer Angels (1976). His son, Jeff, became an equally adept military novelist, adding two additional Civil War novels to complete the Civil War Trilogy: Gods and Generals (1996)—“first” in the Trilogy—and The Last Full Measure (1998). Jeff Shaara has also written several other novels of the Civil War, as well as a number of WWII histories. His style is different from his father’s: the story is told more from the viewpoint of an outside observer, less f [...]


    19. A worthy conclusion to the shaara trilogy that for the first time focuses on the persona of Grant and his stature compared to the other (primarily confederate) generals. What separates 2 armies between each other on the battlefield is truly the men leading them, with generals as the heroes celebrated throughout time. Very interesting as in this book having been written in 1998 is the first to address the changing nature of war itself - with the US civil war as really the first "modern" one that [...]


    20. This book was good but brutal. So much fighting and sadness. The civil war was an awful time period. I did like reading about both sides and the positive and negatives that both sides had. A good read if you really want to know everything about every battle in the civil war. Favorite quotes:- pg 505- “you just go about your work and your duty with absolute honesty, you fight for something you believe in without any other motive. Lee simply did not believe he was ever wrong, or would ever lose. [...]


    21. The third of the Trilogy of the American Civil War written by Michael and son Jeff Shaara. Strangely enough the series started with book 2, written by Michael, about the Gettysburg Campaign "The Killer Angels". Brilliant. The 2nd book was the prequel to "Killer Angels" written by Jeff Shaara after his father passed away. This was Gods and Generals and covers the period up to the invasion of the north. No spoilers. This is the last of the series that deals with the epic struggle of Grant and Lee' [...]


    22. Really enjoyed it, just as I did Gods and Generals and The Killer Angels. Better than I expected, but maybe most because Jeff Shaara is still overshadowed by his father's prose in TKA. This book, in my opinion, is another example to prove that Jeff's writing is actually better that that of his father. In particular, I liked the addition and emphasis on Grant's character - it felt true to me and it was very readable. Chamberlain's character, for some reason, fell off for me. He was my favorite in [...]


    23. Fine historical novel of the last year and a half of the Civil War. Focuses on the commanders, men like Lee, Stuart, Grant, and Chamberlain. One of the great lines from this book: Speaking of the horrible bloodbath at Spotsylvania, it says: "Those who saw it, who kept some piece of sanity, of conscience, tried to pray, to beg that this horror, this unspeakable slaughter, be stopped. But even the most devout began to feel the raw emptiness, the presence of the Beast, that God had done this, had b [...]


    24. This is the last in a series of 4 books about the civil war. Well written, educational and inspirational. Demonstrates the ugliness of war, how men cope (and don't), how men maintain honour and dignity in war.This book focuses on Grant's relentless pursuit of Lee, the almost accidental heroism of Chamberlain, the insatiable energy and war lust of Sheridon, Lee's every present composure and ability to detach yet be intune, and much more.The whole series is about understanding what motivates men t [...]


    25. Excellent conclusion to Shaara's (Michael and Jeff's) Civil War Trilogy. Historically accurate, this work brings the war to its conclusion at Appomattox. This is a long novel and Shaara attempts to share the thoughts and emotions of the participants. This adds luster to what could be a boring discussion of facts and dates. This is well worth the read, along with the other books in the trilogy.


    26. Still really good. You could really feel the hard ending this war had, full of fighting and death and just wanting to finish it. One of my favorite scenes was Grant with Sherman, as it wasn't much, but you really could tell just how strong the friendship was between the two of them.My one complaint was that the ending seemed dragged out, like the last 150 pages should have been just 50 pages.


    27. Jeff Shaara comes into his own in this triumphal rendering of the last civil war years, especially in portraying the imagined battle of wits between Grant and Lee as they ground down to the end. I think Shaara truly honors his father’s, Michael Shaara’s, ‘Killer Angels’ (amazing recount of Gettysburgh) in this work and carries on the torch- excellent reading on one of my favorite subjects: the civil war that still rages on!


    28. I am reading these books out of order, and I read Killer Angels first, then this one. Both are excellent. I love the format of these books, more like reading a work of fiction but learning so much history at the same time. This book helped bring to life General Lee, General Grant, and so many other characters. I have many books on my wish list about the Civil War now, but first I need to read the first book of this trilogy, Gods and Generals.


    29. I heard Jeff Shaara give a talk at my local library a few years ago. How he came to write his first book. Since I enjoy history I got the book "GODS AND GENERALS". been hooked ever I have been hooked ever since to read his works. I really like the idea that he presents both sides of the conflicts from the top generals to the lowly soldier.


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