6 Books You Must Read

Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels
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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Lee, Longstreet, Meade, Reynolds... all the big names are here. But so is a name you've probably never heard of: Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who won the Medal of Honor at Gettysburg, commanded the Union troops at Lee's surrender, and later became the Governor of Maine and President of Bowdoin College.

Unlike the other books this one is a novel, but don't worry: By the end of the book I promise you'll want to be a leader—and a person—like Joshua Chamberlain.

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