Jeff Shaara is an author, most known for his work in historical fiction. Shaara graduated from Flirda State University with a degree in Criminology. In 1988, Shaara decided to dedicate his time to writing after the death of his father, Michael Shaara, an author who won a Pulitzer Price for his book The Killer Angels. Releasing prequels and sequels to his father’s book, Shaara won multiple awards for his books Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure. Since 2000, Shaara has written 13 more books, winning a variety of awards.
My list might sound a little strange, since I don’t read “modern” books. Most of my reading has to do with my own research, trying to find the “voices” of the characters in each of my books. Thus, the ones that stand out:
-Patton’s Papers (both WW1 and WW2)
–My Three Years With Eisenhower by CDR Harry Butcher
Probably the best historians I have relied upon include:
- Sir Basil Liddell Hart
- Robert Leckie
- Martin Russ
- Carlo D’Este
- Many many others.
I think you get the idea.
*Photo of Shaara taken from his website