Jeffrey M. "Jeff" Shaara (born February 21, 1952) is an American novelist, the son of Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Shaara.
Jeffrey Shaara was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and grew up in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University in 1974 with a degree in Criminology and now lives in Sarasota.
He wrote Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure which are the prequel and sequel, respectively, to his father Michael's award-winning novel The Killer Angels. Jeff followed his father's footsteps upon the latter's death, writing historical fiction and documenting the American wars and their most historically relevant characters. In total, Jeff has penned eight New York Times bestselling novels.
He completed a trilogy in 2010 about World War II in the European and North African theaters. A fourth WWII novel, titled The Final Storm, covers the end of the war in the Pacific, and is expected to be released on May 17, 2011. He says he will then return to the Civil War, with a trilogy of novels set in the Western theater. After that, Shaara is considering going on to the Korean War or even the Vietnam War.
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