Biography

Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of 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 Sarasota.

Jeff Shaara

Books by Jeff Shaara

by Jeff Shaara - American, Fiction, Historical , Historical Fiction, History

Blending evocative historical detail with searing depictions of battle, Jeff Shaara immerses readers in the world of commanders and common soldiers, civilians and statesmen. A tale of history played out on a human scale in the grand Shaara tradition, THE SMOKE AT DAWN vividly recreates the climactic months of the war in the West, when the fate of a divided nation truly hangs in the balance.

by Jeff Shaara - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Continuing the trilogy that began with A BLAZE OF GLORY, Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s long and bloody Civil War. In A CHAIN OF THUNDER, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages will cement the reputation of one Union general --- and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.

by Jeff Shaara - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In the spring of 1862, the Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse following the catastrophic loss of Fort Donelson. Albert Sidney Johnston is pulling out of Nashville and must defend the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. And if Generals Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. However, Johnson is onto them and is poised to attack Grant's encampment near the Shiloh church.

by Jeff Shaara - Fiction, Historical Fiction

With the war in Europe winding down in 1945, the U.S. turns its military resources toward an assault on the island of Okinawa. Meanwhile, a secret mission unfolds to develop a weapon so powerful, not even the scientists who build it know just what they are about to unleash.