Generations: Jeff Shaara

An Inspiring Walk

When Jeff Shaara was 12 years old, he and his father, Michael Shaara walked the fields of Gettysburg together. While the elder solidified a bond with American history that resulted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel the Killer Angels, that trip to Gettysburg also changed his young son's life. Jeff Shaara reminisces over the trip that ignited his passion for the Civil War and prompted him to write numerous New York Times best sellers.