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Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Shaara (born February 21, 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara. Biography Jeffrey Shaara was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 1974 with a degree in Criminology and lives in Gettysburg.He wrote Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, which are the prequel and sequel, respectively, to his father Michael's award-winning novel The Killer Angels. Jeff followed his father's footsteps upon the latter's death, writing historical fiction and documenting the American wars and their most historically relevant characters. In total, Jeff has written fifteen New York Times bestselling novels.Jeff delivered the commencement speech at University of Delaware's 2005 undergraduate ceremony. Jeff has deemed this "one of the most important moments in his life."He completed a trilogy in 2010 about World War II in the European and North African theaters. A fourth World War II novel, titled The Final Storm, covers the end of the war in the Pacific, and was released on May 17, 2011. Awards Shaara has received the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association in 2018 for The Frozen Hours, in 2005 for To The Last Man: A Novel of The First World War, and in 1997 for Gods and Generals. The American Library Association's Reference and Users Services Association recognized The Steel Wave as a 2009 Notable Book.He has also been awarded the Lincoln Forum's "Richard Nelson Current Award", New York Civil War Round Table's "Bell I. Wiley Award", and Florida State University's "Artes Award" as a Distinguished Alumnus. In 2011, Shaara was inducted into the FSU College of Criminology Hall of Fame and awarded FSU's first annual Distinguished Writer's Award. Film adaptations In 2003, Warner Brothers made the major motion picture Gods and Generals, which was based upon his book of the same title. Works Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground (2006) ISBN 9780345464880Novels Gods and Generals (1996)—Civil War (1858–1863) ISBN 9780345409577 The Last Full Measure (1998)—Civil War (1861–1865) ISBN 9780345404916 Gone for Soldiers (2000)—US-Mexican War (1847–1848) ISBN 9780345427502 Rise to Rebellion (2001)—Pre-American Revolutionary War (1770–1776) ISBN 9780345427533 The Glorious Cause (2002)—American Revolutionary War (1776–1783) ISBN 9780345427564 To the Last Man (2004)—World War I (1914–1918) ISBN 9780345461346 The Rising Tide (2006)—World War II (1939–1945), Trilogy Part 1 of 3 ISBN 9780345461414 The Steel Wave (2008)—World War II (1939–1945), Trilogy Part 2 of 3 ISBN 9780345461421 No Less Than Victory (2009)—World War II (1939–1945), Trilogy Part 3 of 3 ISBN 9780345497925 The Final Storm (2011)—World War II (1939–1945), Pacific Theater ISBN 9780345497949 A Blaze of Glory (2012)—Civil War (1861-1865), Western Theater, Tetralogy Part 1 of 4 ISBN 9780345527356 A Chain of Thunder (2013)—Civil War (1861-1865), Western Theater, Tetralogy Part 2 of 4 ISBN 9780345527387 The Smoke at Dawn (2014)—Civil War (1861-1865), Western Theater, Tetralogy Part 3 of 4 ISBN 9780345527417 The Fateful Lightning (2015)—Civil War (1861-1865), Western Theater, Tetralogy Part 4 of 4 ISBN 9780345549198 The Frozen Hours (2017)—Korean War (1950-1953) ISBN 9780345549228 To Wake The Giant (2020)—Pearl Harbor, World War II (1939–1945) ISBN 9780593129623 The Eagle's Claw (2021) - Battle of Midway, World War II (1939–1945) ISBN 9780525619444References "Interview with Jeff Shaara", by Gene Santoro, HistoryNet.com, September 2009. "Meet Jeff Shaara" official web site "Author Jeff Shaara" 3 interviews at BookReporter.com: May 16, 2008; November 10, 2006; October 2004. "Interview with Best-Selling Author Jeff Shaara", by Greg Caggiano, January 24, 2011.External links Author's website Interview on The Rising Tide at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library on November 30, 2006 Video or audio interview by Karen Saupe on Inner Compass Video interview on The Steel Wave Interview on his father and No Less Than Victory at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library on February 4, 2010 Appearances on C-SPAN In Depth interview with Shaara, September 7, 2003. Discover the Jeff Shaara popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Jeff Shaara books.

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The Rising Tide

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is Jeff Shaara at his best, giving us another superb [and] historically grounded novel of one of the most dramatic struggles of World War II....

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A Chain of Thunder

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERContinuing the series that began with A Blaze of Glory, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’...

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A Blaze of Glory

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“[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to t...

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The Steel Wave

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's No Less Than Victory. Jeff Shaara, America’s premier author of military historical fiction, brings us the cen...

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a “riveting” (Booklist) tale that picks up where To Wake the Giant left off, Jeff Shaara transports us to the Battle of M...

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The Final Storm

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With the war in Europe winding down in the spring of 1945, the United States turns its vast military resources toward a furious ass...

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To Wake the Giant

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The New York Times bestselling master of military historical fiction tells the story of Pearl Harbor as only he can in the first novel of a gripping new series set in World War II...

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Gods and Generals

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The New York Times bestselling prequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Killer Angels   In this brilliantly written epic novel, Jeff Shaara t...

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The Glorious Cause

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In Rise to Rebellion, bestselling author Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the American Revolution as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil War in Gods and Generals and The...

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To the Last Man

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Rise to Rebellion

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Jeff Shaara dazzled readers with his bestselling novels Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure, and Gone for Soldiers. Now the acclaimed author who illuminate...

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The Fateful Lightning

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The Smoke at Dawn

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Gl...

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No Less Than Victory

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After the success at Normandy, the Allied commanders are confident that the war in Europe will soon be over. But in December 1944, in the Ardennes Forest, the Germans launch a ruthless count...

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Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

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The Frozen Hours

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Ame...

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Two Novels of the Revolutionary War

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From Jeff Shaara, the modern master of military fiction, whose father reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Killer Angels, comes an exclusive eBook ed...

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The Civil War Trilogy 3-Book Boxset (Gods and Generals, The Killer Angels, and The Last Full Measure)

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Michael Shaara reinvented the war novel with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. Jeff Shaara continued his father’s legacy with a series of ce...

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Gone for Soldiers

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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 ar...

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The Last Full Measure

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In the Pulitzer prize–winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time. The Last Full Measure tells the epic story of the even...

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Ame...

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No Less Than Victory is the crowning achievement in master storyteller Jeff Shaara’s soaring World War II trilogy, revealing the European war’s unforgettable and harrowing final a...

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The New York Times bestselling master of military historical fiction tells the story of Pearl Harbor as only he can in the first novel of a gripping new series set in World War II...

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