Jeff Shaara will sign at 5 p.m. June 4.

Who: Novelist Jeff Shaara, final speaker in the series

The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War

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  • Continuing the trilogy that began with A Blaze of Glory, New York Times bestselling author 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 ci...

    Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory and A Chain of Thunder. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a...

  • Jeff Shaara was born on February 21, 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for (2003), (2016) and (1999).

    From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began with A Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn. November 1864: As the Civil War rolls into...

    In This Issue
    Andrew Chernak - Gettysburg Fringe Festival
    Jeff Shaara Schedules Appearance at Gift Center
    Author Appearances
    Jewelry At Its Finest
    Artists Make Special Appearance at Gift Center Over 4th of July
    History Comes to Life in Gettysburg!
    Francis Barnum's 80th...Birthday Bash
    Other Upcoming Events

  • Slwone More than 1 year ago
    Jeff Shaara captures again the true spirit of our great nation's stand for freedom in "The Glorius Cause". This second part of his series on the American Revolution (first being "Rise to Rebellion")and the establishment of our republic should be a reading for all Americans to grasp the tremendous struggle that took place to create this brand new experience in a government by the people. His insight into the thinking of those who stood for freedom like Washington, Franklin, and others is contrasted up against those that stood in their way like Cornwallis, Gates, and others. The price that was paid by those in America desiring freedom must be remembered and retold time and time again. Shaara's style of being historically accurate but enriching the experience by delving into the lives of the central characters calls for the reader to stop and think about not only the facts but the actual thoughts that went into the multiple events leading to the establishment of America. To see this gigantic struggle through the eyes of those involved from foreigners like Lafayette, von Stuben, and Rochambeau tell a fuller picture of how close the struggle came to failing. Being reminded of the sacrifices of men like Nathan Hale, Nathanael Greene, and of course George Washington stirs the reader's heart that freedom was not cheap and was bought with the blood of real people. The courageous nature of not only the soldiers but the wives of these gallent men paint the picture of what commitment and sacrifice truly takes. In the environment of recent political and world events from Congress to the mountains of Afghanistan freedom should never be ignored but should be defended with total commitment to make sure the light of liberty never goes out! "The Glorius Cause" will challenge each of us to a renewed desire to know our history and to better understand that we must do everything possible to uphold the memory of what it takes to establish freedom now and forever.

    In the first novel of a spellbinding new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows best. A Blaze of Glory takes us to the action-packed Western Theater for a vivid re-creation of one of the warâ€...

His son, Jeff Shaara, thinks so.

When Jeff Shaara was 12, he visited Gettysburg National Military Park for the first time with his father, Michael Shaara. The visit ignited in Michael the desire to write the historical novel that became “The Killer Angels.” In this photo taken from Little Round Top, the statue of Union Gen. Gouverner K. Warren stands atop the rugged rocks. This site overlooks the scene of fighting on July 2-3, 1863; in the middle distance is the Cordori Farm, around which Virginia troops passed while participating in Pickett’s Charge. (Brian Swartz Photo)