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The Fateful Lightning by Jeff Shaara

JEFF'S LATEST BOOK!
Released June 2

THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING
THE 4TH AND FINAL VOLUME OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES

by Jeff Shaara, 2015

JEFF'S 14TH CONSECUTIVE BESTSELLER! MAKING ITS DEBUT JUNE 21, IN THE NEW YORK TIMES AT #11!!!

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A PERSONAL NOTE FROM JEFF

Hoo boy. I don't have to tell anyone about the kind of storm that's flowing through the Civil War community right now. Unfortunately, a great many well-meaning and serious people are hoping that I will offer up my own personal views, perhaps coming down hard on one side or the other. Sorry. I understand completely the level of passion (or anxiety) that exists regarding the flag issue, and how the Park Service or various state governments are handling it. But I cannot offer myself up as a spokesman for anyone, no matter what I might feel. I've never been comfortable being anyone's advocate, and that has not changed. Criticize me for that, if you must. But at the end of the day, I'm a storyteller. The purpose of my books (ANY of my books) has never been to "set the record straight" or convince anyone to change their personal point of view about any issue I've ever explored. My primary task has been to take myself, and YOU with me, back to the era of these stories, to show you some of the most critical times in our history, telling that story through the eyes and points of view of some amazing people. If you ever hear MY own voice, whether political, religious or otherwise, then I'm not doing that job very well. It's important for me to keep it that way. I have received some amazingly thoughtful and sincere letters, and I respect passion. I deeply appreciate that some people find themes in my books that inspire further thought, and certainly, further discussion. But I am not carrying a banner (so to speak) for any one point of view over any other. It just isn't what I do. If that somehow diminishes my books for you, that's something I have to accept.

Now, on a less serious note: The book signing tour is complete! I have to admit, the crowds far surpassed what I expected, in nearly every venue. I am extremely grateful to all of you who took the time to come out to hear what I had to say, and maybe have a book signed in the bargain. Thank you!

To my ongoing amazement, THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING is now a New York Times Bestseller. I never take for granted the attention you give my work. I can only offer yet another THANK YOU to those of you who have bought my book.

Some people question whether the books ordered through this website are actually autographed by my hand. The answer is most emphatically YES. I promise, there's no "staff" here doing the work. Please note that we now have available the LARGE PRINT edition and the AUDIO book as well. I'm happy to autograph the whole works. Also, the new paperback version of my last book, THE SMOKE AT DAWN is now available as well. See the "ORDER" page to purchase the book.

Now that I'm home from the tour, I will begin working in earnest on the KOREAN WAR story. Not sure of the particulars yet- it will most likely NOT be a full blown history of the entire war (that would involve a trilogy, at least, and my publisher isn't going along with that). I'm already digging into the research, focusing on a few characters, some minor, some well known, as I've tried to do in all of my books. No schedule for completion yet, but as the book progresses, I'll keep you updated here.

If you check out the Future Appearances page, you'll see the last couple of appearances and signings still to come this year.

As always, I apologize for not responding to every email I receive – But I assure you, I do READ all of them, and will answer them as time allows. And, for all you cynics out there (and there are a few), yes, it's really me who answers you. Again, no staff. Please note that some of your questions might be answered on the FAQ Page (Frequently Asked Questions).

Jeff Shaara – June 30, 2015

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