Drawing on comprehensive research and his intimate knowledge of the Vicksburg Campaign, Jeff Shaara weaves fiction out of the cloth of historical fact. By giving voice to their experiences at Vicksburg, A Chain of Thunder vividly evokes a battle whose outcome still reverberates more than 150 years after the cannons fell silent.
Shaara is the author among others of The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, 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 the Pulitzer Prize--winning classic The Killer Angels, written by his father, Michael Shaara.
Support: The Elson Lectures feature scholarly addresses by our nation’s prominent historians and are made possible with generous funding from Ambassador and Mrs. Edward Elson. (jasbro)