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The Fateful Lightning
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Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Smoke at Dawn, A Chain of Thunder, A Blaze of Glory, The Final Storm, No Less Than Victory, The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure-two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives in Gettysburg.

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Praise for Jeff Shaara's new Civil War series

The Fateful Lightning

"Powerful and emotional . . . highly recommended."--Historical Novels Review

"Outstanding . . . Shaara combines his extensive knowledge of military history with his consummate skill as a storyteller."--Booklist

"Readers . . . looking for an absorbing novel will be well rewarded."--The Clarion-Ledger "A great accomplishment and a more than fitting conclusion to Shaara's work on the Civil War."--Bookreporter A Blaze of Glory "[An] exciting read . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted."--Library Journal "Dynamic portrayals [of] Johnston, Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman."--The Wall Street Journal A Chain of Thunder

"Shaara continues to draw powerful novels from the bloody history of the Civil War."--Kirkus Reviews

"Shaara's historical accuracy is faultless, and he tells a good story. . . . The voices of these people come across to the reader as poignantly clear as they did 150 years ago."--Historical Novels Review

The Smoke at Dawn

"Beautifully written . . . Shaara once again elevates history from mere rote fact to explosive and engaging drama."--Bookreporter "Shaara's mastery of military tactics, his intimate grasp of history, and his ability to interweave several supporting narratives into a cohesive and digestible whole . . . will appeal to a broad range of historical and military fiction fans."--Booklist

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