For those of you in and around Central Ohio, Jeff Shaara, author of A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg, is coming to The Thurber House on Monday June 3.
No writer—except perhaps for his father, Michel Shaara and his Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel, The Killer Angels, better brings the Civil War to life than Jeff Shaara. The multiple-award-winning, New York Times bestselling author began a new Civil War trilogy in 2012 with A Blaze of Glory, about the Battle of Shiloh. A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg is the second book , and depicts the turning point of the Civil War through not just the well-known personalities like Grant and Pemberton. Shaara’s unique skill is in bringing the soldiers themselves alive, in getting the reader to feel what it was like on that bloody battlefield where over 19,000 soldiers lost their lives. Jeff lives in Florida.
Who: Jeff Shaara
When: Monday, June 03, 2013 7:30 pm
Where: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215