"A DIFFERENT STORY FROM THE ONE YOU LEARNED IN SCHOOL": FIRST EDITION OF SHAARA'S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING KILLER ANGELS
SHAARA, Michael. The Killer Angels. A Novel. New York: David McKay, (1974). Octavo, original blue paper boards, original dust jacket. $4000.
First edition of Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, one of the most popular and acclaimed works of Civil War fiction.
"Stephen Crane once said that he wrote The Red Badge of Courage because reading the cold history was not enough; he wanted to know what it was like to be there, what the weather was like, what men's faces looked like. In order to live it he had to write it. This book was written for much the same reason" (Shaara). "A book that changed my life… I had never visited Gettysburg, knew almost nothing about that battle before I read the book, but here it all came alive" (Ken Burns). Blank label affixed over earlier bookplate.
A fine copy.