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Jeff Shaara was born in 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University in 1974. For many years he was a dealer in rare coins, but sold his Tampa, Florida, business in 1988 upon the death of his father, Michael Shaara.

As manager of his father's estate, Jeff developed a friendship with film director Ron Maxwell, whose film Gettysburg was based on The Killer Angels. It was Maxwell who suggested that Jeff continue the story Michael Shaara had begun.

He and his wife, Lynne, divide their time between Tampa, Florida, and Missoula, Montana.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction, Grant, Ulysses S, (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 Fiction, Lee, Robert E, (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 Fiction, Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914 Fiction, Generals Fiction