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Gone for Soldiers

A Novel of the Mexican War

by Jeff Shaara

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Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Fiction,
  • War & Military,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction / Historical,
  • (Robert Edward),,
  • 1807-1870,
  • Lee, Robert E

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9344561M
    ISBN 100345427513
    ISBN 109780345427519
    OCLC/WorldCa47253793

    Now, in Gone for Soldiers, Jeff Shaara carries us back fifteen years before that momentous conflict, when the Civil War's most familiar names are fighting for another cause, junior officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War.


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GONE TO SOLDIERS is a timeless story about WWII that proves once again why Marge Piercy is a masterful story teller. A page novel encompassing the lives of eight major characters and two minor, but no less important characters, Duvey and Murray, it's an epic story spanning the critical war years between /5.

Now, in Gone for Soldiers, Jeff Shaara carries us back fifteen years before that momentous conflict, when the Civil War's most familiar names are fighting for another cause, Gone for Soldiers book officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War/5().

Gone for Soldiers is a novel about the Mexican American War. Many of the main players on the American side went on to serve with distinction in the US Civil War, and this battle experience helped prepare them for that. I've read Gone for Soldiers book Shaara's Civil War, Revolutionary War and World War II novels/5().

The New York Times bestselling novel of humans in conflict with inhuman events, Gone to Soldiers is “a landmark piece of literary prose the most thorough and most captivating, most engrossing novel ever written about World War II” (Los Angeles Times).

In this “sweeping epic” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) of World War II, Marge Piercy moves from the United States to Europe, from the Released on: Octo In an interview published in the anthology Ways of Knowing (edited by Sue Walker and Eugenie Hamner, ), Piercy stated that, among all her works up to that time, Gone to Soldiers was the novel.

Gone for Soldiers Book I enjoyed the book, Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara, because it helps to describe the Mexican Warunder General Scott. I enjoy the sequence of events, from the landing of VeraCruz to the city of Mexico. I would like to see. Gone to Soldiers. With this magnificent epic of World War II, Marge Piercy moves into territory that has long been the exclusive province of such writers as Norman Mailer, James Jones, and Herman Wouk.

Never before has a leading woman writer written with such. Buy a cheap copy of Gone to Soldiers book by Marge Piercy. In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved Free shipping over $Cited by: 1.

Gone for Soldiers is a must book for anyone that is interested in the civil war. It does and excellent job of describing what made good and bad soldiers. The main focuse is on Winfield Scott,(who I did not know much about) and Robert E Lee. Plus you get a look at Grant, Longstreet, Johnson and others.

It is interesting and seems to be based on. In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the dizzying days of the war.

A compelling chronicle of humans in conflict with inhuman events, GONE TO SOLIDERS is an /5(13). "Gone for Soldiers" is Jeffrey Shaara's account of the largely forgotten Mexican-American War, which ran from The reason "Gone for Soldiers" is such an excellent read lies not only Gone for Soldiers book Shaara's skilled literary style, but in his ability to uncover the 5/5(5).

Now, in Gone for Soldiers, Jeff Shaara carries us back fifteen years before that momentous conflict, when the Civil War's most familiar names are fighting for another cause, junior officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War/5(62).

Description: Gone for a Sojer Boy is a companion book to Echoes from the Boys of Company H and is based upon hundreds of letters from a few Civil War soldiers of Company H, th Regiment, New York State Volunteers.

They provide rare insight into the life and thoughts of common solders. Shaara talked about his book [Gone for Soldiers: A Novel of the Mexican War], published by Random House. He also responded to audience questions. The novel tells the story of the soldiers who.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Shaara's son (who followed his late father's classic The Killer Angels with his own Civil War-set Gods and Generals,and The Last Full Measure, ) moves into new historical territory with this impressive fictional account of the comparatively lesser-known Mexican War ().

Veteran novelist and poet Piercy marches a cast of dozens through well-trodden mire: the Greatest Horrors of WW II. In a large, loose-limbed narrative that careens around the globe, Piercy's people wade through various hells, and often find Good Sex to boot.

There's Jacqueline, spoiled and clever oldest daughter in a family of Parisian Jews, whose mother and sister are deported while she's in. The novel Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy intricately weaves the lives of many different people into a connected series of individual plots that give the reader an exciting view of life during World War II.

Piercy connects the lives of women and men, Jews and gentiles by using family ties and steamy love affairs. Gone to Soldiers: A Novel - Ebook written by Marge Piercy. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Gone to Soldiers: A Novel/5(5). Gone to Soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times.

© Middlemarsh, Inc. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier () is a memoir written by Ishmael Beah, an author from Sierra book is a firsthand account of Beah's time as a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone (s). Beah was 12 years old when he fled his village after it was attacked by rebels, and he wandered the war-filled country until brainwashed by an army unit that forced him Author: Ishmael Beah.

About Gone for Soldiers. In this stunning, unforgettable novel, Jeff Shaara carries us back thirteen years before the Civil War, when that momentous conflict’s most familiar names are fighting for another cause, junior officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War.

Gone for Soldiers Jeff Shaara, Author Ballantine Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS New Coronavirus Updates for the Book Biz. Free download or read online Gone to Soldiers pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 1stand was written by Marge Piercy.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are,/5.

Soldiers, his last book, has been seen through the press by his family and friends. There are a few minor errors and misprints, which Holmes himself, with his extraordinary recall of accurate.

Summary and Analysis Chapter Like the other soldiers, Ishmael relies on drugs to power him through his duties. He begins smoking marijuana along with taking the white energy pills.

He also snorts "brown brown," which is a mixture of cocaine and gun powder. The drugs cause sleeplessness, so he stays up late into the night watching violent.

Book reviews. Gone for Soldiers: A Novel of the Mexican War Jeff Shaara Review by Robert Fleming. May One of the leading writers of historical fiction, Jeff Shaara follows his popular bestsellers, Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, with his latest novel, Gone For Soldiers.

This prequel of sorts explores the early careers of. In Gone for Soldiers, Jeff Shaara carries us back 15 years before the momentous conflict he has so brilliantly chronicled, to a time when the Civil War's most familiar names are fighting for another cause, junior officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War.

In March8, soldiers landed on the beaches of /5(85). Welcome to Books For Soldiers. We have been sending books to members of the U.S. military since Operation Desert Storm and we aren’t going to stop until they are all back home. Any deployed member of the US military may request a book, DVD, video game, etc.

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RELEASED. April 12 LANGUAGE. English. LENGTH. /5(23). Gone for Soldiers | In Marchthe U.S. Navy delivered eight thousand soldiers on the beaches of Vera Cruz. So began the conflict that would give the most famous names of Brand: Ballantine Books.

In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the dizzying days of the war.

A compelling chronicle of humans in conflict with inhuman events, GONE TO SOLIDERS is an unforgettable reading experience and a stirring tribute to the remarkable survival of the human spirit.3/5(4).

Gone to Soldiers is a war novel about spies and jungle fighting and submarine attacks and how marines depend only on their buddies—all the traditional material is freshly and vividly handled. Now, in Gone for Soldiers, Jeff Shaara carries us back fifteen years before that momentous conflict, when the Civil War\'s most familiar names are fighting for another cause, junior officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War.

In Soldiers Once: My Brother and the Lost Dreams of Americas Veterans (Da Capo Press, ), Whitney, who has co-authored and ghost-written more than thirty books, reveals how her brothers life had begun to unravel during his three tours in engineering battalions, where he blew up more things than he helped build.

Bythe Author: Hannah Hohman. Gone for Soldiers Book. I enjoyed the book, Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara, because it helps to describe the Mexican Warunder General Scott.

I enjoy the sequence of events, from the landing of VeraCruz to the city of Mexico. I would like to see that this book be made into a movie, as Hollywood helped to put together movies from.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Summary. Our story starts with Ishmael Beah, a year-old boy living in Sierra Leone. One day, Ishmael, his brother, and another friend walk to a neighboring village where they plan on rapping and dancing in a talent show.

The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, poignant prose that resonates beyond the page.

About Gone to Soldiers. In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the. Get this from a library.

Gone for soldiers. [Jeff Shaara; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)] -- Eight thousand marines land in Vera Cruz bound for a war against the Mexican army, including Winfield Scott, a general who made history in the War ofand Robert E.

Lee, a forty-year-old. Gone To Soldiers () About book: A rarity, my friends--five stars. I seldom give that but a few books deserve it and this is Piercy has taken ten major characters--six women and four men--and written a superb novel of the homefornt during World War II.Gone for Soldiers does not echo Peter, Paul and Mary’s pacifism in the song which provides the title.

Rather, it portrays General Winfield Scott’s anabasis from Vera Cruz to Mexico City, the campaign which ended the Mexican-American War. More than half of the book is told from the point of view of Scott’s favorite [ ].

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