Write paper on Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels.
Book review on Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels.
What materials does the book cover? (Should be summarized briefly.)
What is the author’s thesis and major supporting arguments? How well does the author support the thesis? (The author’s use of evidence and the soundness of the author’s reasoning are relevant here.)
How is the book organized? (Chronologically or topically?)
What is the author’s “approach”? That is, would you classify the work as political history, social history, economic history, intellectual history, etc.? (Make sure you understand what is meant by economic history or intellectual history before using these terms!)
What are the literary qualities? Is the book well-written or does it read like a badly written insurance policy?
Who is the author and what are the author’s biases?
What did the book add to your understanding of the subject? Did you enjoy the book? Why or why not?
If you have read other books on the same general topic, how does this book compare? Most important, how does the interpretation (thesis) of this book differ from that of the others?