Jeff Shaara

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Jeffrey Shaara
Born(1952-02-21) February 21, 1952 (age 60)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityItalian American
Alma materFlorida State University
GenresHistorical fiction
Notable work(s)Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure
Relative(s)Michael Shaara (Father, deceased), Lila Shaara (Sister)

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Jeffrey Shaara
Born(1952-02-21) February 21, 1952 (age 60)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityItalian American
Alma materFlorida State University
GenresHistorical fiction
Notable work(s)Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure
Relative(s)Michael Shaara (Father, deceased), Lila Shaara (Sister)

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Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Shaara (born February 21, 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara.

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Biography

Jeffrey Shaara was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 1974 with a degree in Criminology and lives in Tallahassee.

He wrote Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, which are the prequel and sequel, respectively, to his father Michael's award-winning novel The Killer Angels. Jeff followed his father's footsteps upon the latter's death, writing historical fiction and documenting the American wars and their most historically relevant characters. In total, Jeff has penned eight New York Times bestselling novels.

He completed a trilogy in 2010 about World War II in the European and North African theaters. A fourth WWII novel, titled The Final Storm, covers the end of the war in the Pacific, and was released on May 17, 2011.[1] He says he will then return to the Civil War, with a trilogy of novels set in the Western theater. After that, Shaara is considering going on to the Korean War or even the Vietnam War.

In 2003, Warner Brothers made the major motion picture Gods and Generals, which was based upon his book of the same title. Shaara's works have received three literary awards from the American Library Association. He has also been awarded the Lincoln Forum's "Richard Nelson Currant Award", New York Civil War Round Table's "Bell I. Wiley Award", and Florida State University's "Artes Award" as a Distinguished Alumnus.

Works

Novels

Upcoming Work

Shaara has said that he plans on writing a Civil War trilogy centered on the Western Theater of the war, which will include "Shiloh" in spring 2012, "Vicksburg" in spring 2013, and "Sherman's March" in 2014.[2] He notes one of the reasons for this is, "I’ve gotten a lot of letters from people in Tennessee and Mississippi saying, “You know, we’re kind of tired of hearing about just Robert E. Lee and Virginia.” (laughs) There’s a whole lot more story that no one seems to want to find out about. I’ll respond to that and do the best I can."

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