Michael Shaara
Michael Shaara (1928-1988) was an American author of science fiction and historical fiction. He is the father of novelists Jeff Shaara and Lila Shaara. Prior to becoming an author, Shaara was an amateur boxer and a police officer. He soon started selling his stories to magazines while at the same time teaching literature at Florida State University. Shaara’s novels The Killer Angels (as Gettysburg) and For the Love of the Game were adapted to film. Jeff Shaara created the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction that gets awarded annually at Gettysburg College.

Michael Shaara became a published novelist in 1968 with the novel The Broken Place, although his short stories date back to 1952. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975 for his novel The Killer Angels. Below is a list of Michael Shaara’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Broken Place(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killer Angels(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Herald(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Love of the Game(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rebel in Autumn(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Soldier Boy(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Herald was also published as The Noah Conspiracy.

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Michael Shaara Synopsis: In The Broken Place by Michael Shaara, Tom McClain is back from the Korean War, but he feels like he’s been alienated by those closest to him. Now, the only solace he can find is in boxing.


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