EARLY WORKS BY MICHAEL SHAARA
Downloads include Michael Shaara's only unpublished novel "A Rebel in Autumn" available for the first time as both e-book and hardcover! Also, "For Love of the Game", the postumously published baseball story, which became the enormously popular film starring Kevin Costner. In addition, for the first time anywhere, downloads are available for every one of Michael's entire collection of sci-fi and other short stories!
THE COMPLETE "ORIGINAL" CIVIL WAR TRILOGY
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JEFF'S LATEST BOOK!
Released June 2, 2015
THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING
THE 4TH AND FINAL VOLUME OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES
by Jeff Shaara, 2015
JEFF'S 14TH CONSECUTIVE NEW YORK
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM JEFF
I've about completed the research for the Korea story. To put it simply, the interviews I've had with living veterans, and the material I've been fortunate enough to read through, have been overwhelming. Back in 2005, when I actually thought the Korea story was next on my agenda, I wrote a letter to the publication put out by the "Chosin Few" for its members. I asked that if anyone wished to contact me, with a story to tell, an experience they wished to share, photos, diaries, etc, I would be grateful. Not only did I receive an enormous amount of material, but those folks made me an honorary member of the Chosin Few! Then, for reasons having much to do with my publisher, the Korea story was put on hold, while I worked on a four-book WW2 series. And then, the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War rolled around- and I tackled another 4-book set on the war in the "west". Finally, no more delays. It was time to dig into Korea. What I deeply regret is that, by now, many of the soldiers and Marines who contacted me have certainly passed on. In every case, I will include their names in the "Acknowledgments" section of the book, not knowing if most of these men are still around to see that. I'm hoping that familiy members, who might be aware what their father, grandfather or husband contributed to my effort will find out themselves just how much I appreciate the assistance I received. In every story I do, the input from the men themselves, even those who lived long ago, is the central ingredient necessary to telling the story. It is never about simple facts and figures. As I move forward, likely to Vietnam, this kind of research will continue. I've already received a massive stack of terrific first-hand material. No timetable yet for Vietnam- I still have Korea to complete. Assuming I can complete this manuscript by the end of this year, this story will be out next spring- possibly May or June (2017). In response to the many questions I've received, the Korea story is narrowing in focus to include the Inchon and Chosin Reservoir campaigns, and though this story has been told before (by Hollywood, certainly), I'm hoping you will find many points of view to be somewhat different than you might have seen before, including that of a Chinese commander! Those perspectives might be a surprise to some readers (I hope so). But it is certainly a part of this story that is rarely explored.
As always, I apologize for not responding to every email I receive – But I assure you, I do READ all of them, and will answer them as time allows. And, for all you cynics out there (and there are a few), yes, it's really me who answers you. Honest- I really don't have a staff. Please note that some of your questions might be answered on the FAQ Page (Frequently Asked Questions).
Jeff Shaara – March 31, 2016