Discover history through storytelling with the bestselling author of Gods & Generals
and The Last Full Measure
. Through researching memoirs, collections of letters, and diaries Shaara brings to life historic events and military battles through the eyes of his characters.About the PresentationLocation
: Westerville Central High SchoolAddress
: 7118 Mt Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43082Time
Audience Q&A, book sale and book signing to follow. Buy tickets for the presentation
.About the ReceptionLocation
: The Wine Bistro Address
: 925 N State St, Westerville, OH 43082Time
: 5:15-6:30pm (Doors open at 5:15pm) Cost
: Tickets are $50 per person
Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and conversation with the author before his evening presentation. This exclusive mix-and-mingle experience will be held in the casual and cozy private banquet room at The Wine Bistro in Westerville. Includes appetizers and two drinks. Buy tickets for the reception
.This event is a fundraiser hosted by and to benefit the Westerville Library Foundation.About the Author
Jeff Shaara is the New York Times-bestselling author of Gods and Generals
and The Last Full Measure
- two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy begun by his father, Michael Shaara, with the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Killer Angels
. His World War II series includes The Final Storm
, No Less Than Victory
, The Steel Wave
, and The Rising Tide
Shaara has also written To the Last Man
, The Glorious Cause
, Rise to Rebellion
, and Gone for Soldiers
. In 2012, Shaara returned to the Civil War with A Blaze of Glory
, followed by A Chain of Thunder
, The Smoke at Dawn
, and The Fateful Lightning
- all New York Times bestsellers.
In his highly anticipated new book, The Frozen Hours
, Shaara brings readers to the front lines of the Korean War and the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Through researching memoirs, collections of letters, and diaries Shaara takes on the voices of the generals, the foot soldiers, and even of the Chinese commander, bringing to life the events of the battle through the eyes of the characters.
Each of his carefully researched books bring to the page a new way to experience military fiction driven by engrossing historical characters. In his engaging lectures, Shaara details the attention and research it takes to write his critically acclaimed works.
A descendant of Italian immigrants, Shaara was born in 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in criminology. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.