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Jeffrey Shaara
Born 1952 (1952)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian American
Alma mater Florida State University
Genres Historical fiction
Notable work(s) Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure
Relative(s) Michael Shaara (Father, deceased)
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Jeffrey M. Shaara (born 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara.

Jeffrey Shaara was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 1974 with a degree in Criminology and now lives in Sarasota.

He wrote Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure which are the prequel and sequel, respectively, to his father Michael's award-winning novel The Killer Angels. Jeff followed his father's footsteps upon the latter's death, writing historical fiction and documenting the American wars and their most historically relevant characters. In total, Jeff has penned eight New York Times Bestselling novels.

He is finished working on a trilogy about World War II in Europe and North Africa, which will be followed by a novel about World War II in the Pacific where he will then return to the Civil War, this time in the Western theater with a pair of novels. After that, Shaara is considering going on to the Korean War or even the Vietnam War. The second book in his WWII trilogy,"The Steel Wave", was released on May 13, 2008. The third, "No Less Than Victory", was released on November 3rd, 2009.

His book Gods and Generals was produced in 2003 as a major motion picture by Warner Brothers. Shaara's works have received three literary awards from the American Library Association. He has also been awarded the Lincoln Forum's "Richard Nelson Currant Award" and the "Bell I. Wiley Award" from the New York Civil War Round Table. Florida State University has awarded him the "Artes Award" as a Distinguished Alumnus.




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