In four bloody and courageous days, two armies fought for their conflicting dreams at Gettysburg. And as men died on those Pennsylvania fields so did our national innocence. THE KILLER ANGELS won the Pulitzer Prize. Shaara said he told the story "from the viewpoints of Lee, Longstreet and others who fought there. Stephen Crane said that cold history was not enough; he wanted to know what it was like to be there. In order to live it he had to write it. This book was written for much the same reason." This book was originally recorded for broadcast and is slightly abridged.