Michael Shaara

Michael Shaara ca. 1970 Michael Shaara (June 23, 1928 – May 5, 1988) was an American author of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. He was born to an Italian immigrant father (the family name was originally spelled Sciarra, which in Italian is pronounced in a similar way) in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated in 1951 from Rutgers University, where he joined Theta Chi, and served as a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division prior to the Korean War.

Before Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines during the 1950s, he was an amateur boxer and police officer. The stress combined with cigarette smoking led to a heart attack at the early age of 36. He managed to recover completely and later taught literature at Florida State University while continuing to write fiction. His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, ''The Killer Angels'', won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. Shaara died of a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 59.

Shaara's children, Jeffrey and Lila, are also novelists. In 1997, Jeffrey Shaara established the annual ''Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction'', awarded at Gettysburg College. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 1974
    Book
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 1982
    Book
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 1984
    Book
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 1991
    Book
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 1996
    Book
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 1986
    Cassette Audio Book
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 2004
    CD Audio Book
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 2011
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    by Shaara, Michael
    Published 1975
    Book
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    by Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
    Published 1997
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    Published 2000
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    Published 1993
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