Michael Shaara

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Michael Shaara (1928 - May 5, 1988) was a writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. Shaara began selling science fiction stories to fiction magazines in the 1950s. He later taught literature at Florida State University. 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.

Shaara's son, Jeffrey Shaara, is also a popular writer of historical fiction; most notably sequels to his father's best-known novel. His most famous is the prequel to the Killer Angels, Gods and Generals.

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