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Jeff Shaara was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on February 21, 1952. He received a degree in criminology from Florida State University in 1974. He was a professional dealer in rare coins for many years and operated his own business in Tampa until the death of his father, Michael Shaara, in 1988, when he became actively involved in the elder Shaara's literary estate. He continued his father's work by researching the history of the characters his father had brought to life in The Killer Angels, and in 1996 his prequel, Gods and Generals, was published. The book was awarded the American Library Association's Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction and was adapted into a motion picture in 2003. His other works include The Last Full Measure, Rise to Rebellion, The Glorious Cause, The Steel Wave, No Less Than Victory, The Final Storm, A Blaze of Glory, A Chain of Thunder, The Smoke at Dawn, and The Fateful Lightning. He received another Boyd Award for To the Last Man. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Gods and Generals… (more)
Gods and Generals 3,011 copies, 34 reviews
The Last Full Measure 2,044 copies, 22 reviews
Rise to Rebellion 1,475 copies, 25 reviews
The Rising Tide 1,172 copies, 16 reviews
The Glorious Cause 1,170 copies, 18 reviews
Gone for Soldiers 1,056 copies, 11 reviews
To the Last Man 944 copies, 17 reviews
The Steel Wave 814 copies, 20 reviews
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