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The Last Full Measure Audiobook

The Last Full Measure

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Publisher's Summary

In the Pulitzer prize-winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time, an enduring best seller that has sold more than two million copies. In the best-selling Gods and Generals, Shaara's son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father's vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War.

As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command - and turns the tide of war.

For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster - compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals - Longstreet, Hill, Stuart - and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end.

Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg - and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War.

Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant - complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee's epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure.

Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy.

©2000 Jeff Shaara (P)2003 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"The Last Full Measure is more than another historical novel. It is rooted in history, but its strength is the element of humanity flowing through its characters.... The book is compelling, easy to read, well researched and written, and thought-provoking.... In short, it is everything that a reader could ask for." (Chicago Tribune)

"Masterful... These characters come alive as complex, heroic, and flawed men." (Baltimore Sun)

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  • robert
    23/03/16
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    "great book, price sucks"

    great book! price sucks though, not long enough for the money, could have went further into the surrender at Appomattox

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  • Jeffrey
    25/02/16
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    "The Last Full Measure"

    This is an excellent depiction of the last 2 years of the War between the States.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ara Talaslian
    06/11/15
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    "Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and John B. Gordon"

    All wars should end this way. ... with honorable men acknowledging and saluting each other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel N. Hill
    NY USA
    04/04/15
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    "Good wrap up of the series"

    Nice completion of the civil war. Excellent presentation by the reader, good modulation and inflection of a historical fact finding story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kris Wright
    Novi, Mi USA
    23/10/14
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    "Wonderful story. Wonderful to listen to."
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Full Measure the most enjoyable?

    The reader made you feel as if you were listening to the actual character talk


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Full Measure?

    The last days of the battle and then the epilogue


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The surrender of the south


    If you could rename The Last Full Measure, what would you call it?

    Honor to the end


    Any additional comments?

    Love Jeff Sharra!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kwillis
    16/10/14
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    "A good as the first two films!"
    If you could sum up The Last Full Measure in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting, Visual, Emotional


    What did you like best about this story?

    The human element.


    What about Stephen Lang’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely stunning; his feeling the emotion of the story.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Last Full Measure and why?

    Walter Taylor; his deep, unique relationship with Lee.


    Any additional comments?

    As a hardcore Civil War historian and Reenactor, I agonize waiting for this third book in the series to be put on film, but this was as satisfying as the film could be!

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