The Killer Angels

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, of Maine and Bowdoin College, is a hero of mine

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, of Maine and Bowdoin College, is a hero of mine.

Michael Shaara’s historical novel about the Battle of Gettysburg portrays a time when many more men than now were gentlemen. Those that were not gentlemen, and many who were, died rather gruesomely in a battle — told in consummate detail by Mr. Shaara — that changed the trajectory of the American Civil War .

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