Gone for Soldiers is a novel about the Mexican American War. Many of the main players on the American side went on to serve with distinction in the US Civil War, and this battle experience helped prepare them for that.
I’ve read all Shaara’s Civil War, Revolutionary War and World War II novels. How did this compare? From a historical standpoint, it’s excellent. And no one writes a more gripping battle scene than Jeff Shaara. But I missed the perspective of the everyday soldier that Shaara includes in his more recent books.
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2000
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