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Michael Shaara


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Father of Jeff Shaara and Lila Shaara

Michael Shaara was an American writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. He was born to Italian immigrant parents (the family name was originally spelled Sciarra) in Jersey City, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University in 1951, and served as an airborne infantry officer in the Korean War.

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.
 

Genres: Historical
 
Novels
   The Broken Place (1968)
   The Herald (1981)
     aka The Noah Conspiracy
   For Love of the Game (1991)
   The Rebel in Autumn (2013)
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Collections
   Soldier Boy (1982)
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Series contributed to
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Omnibus editions show
 
Anthologies containing stories by Michael Shaara
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They're Here! (2023)
edited by
Hank Davis and Sean C W Korsgaard
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20th Century Science Fiction: Volume Two (2004)
(The Mammoth Book of ..., book 2)
edited by
David G Hartwell

More anthologies 


Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1975) : The Killer Angels


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