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By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | March 5, 2013
1 How sweet it is Celebrate the 12th-annual Chocolate and Candy Festival on March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory. The event includes hundreds of desserts and other goodies from local vendors. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. More at downtownbelair.com or 443-823-1797. 2 Ready, set, hunt! Take your little ones on the Easter egg hunt of a lifetime at Bel Air's Rockfield Manor from noon to 2 p.m. on March 16. Open to children 6 and under. Bring your own basket.
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May 6, 2013
The Harford County Public Library Foundation hosted a crowd of nearly 200 guests on Friday, April 19 for its annual A Night Out @ the Library fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed lite fare, cocktails and the opportunity to hear and meet renowned military history author Jeff Shaara. "It was a phenomenal evening!" Kay Deitz, local Realtor with Garceau Realty and a sponsor of the event, said. "Mr. Shaara is able to present history in a way that the general public can enjoy and relate to. I found him fascinating.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Book Editor | October 9, 1993
The novel "The Killer Angels" was turned down by all the major publishers when Michael Shaara, a professor at Florida State University, finished writing it in the early 1970s. It was finally published in 1974 by David McKay Co., a small New York publisher, and was largely unheralded by critics.But in one of the major surprises in publishing, "The Killer Angels" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. For Shaara, it was vindication after years of writing in obscurity. "Mike had been pretty discouraged about the acceptance of his writing," says Webb Salmon, a retired professor of English at Florida State who was a good friend of the author.
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By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | March 5, 2013
1 How sweet it is Celebrate the 12th-annual Chocolate and Candy Festival on March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory. The event includes hundreds of desserts and other goodies from local vendors. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. More at downtownbelair.com or 443-823-1797. 2 Ready, set, hunt! Take your little ones on the Easter egg hunt of a lifetime at Bel Air's Rockfield Manor from noon to 2 p.m. on March 16. Open to children 6 and under. Bring your own basket.
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By Gregory Kane | December 9, 2001
ROBERT Duvall sat in a chair on a Western Maryland farm. The day was overcast but warm, the ground on the farm slightly muddy from two days of rain. Duvall sported a white beard, white hair and the gray uniform of a Confederate general in the War Between the States. If he looked like Robert E. Lee, it's because he should have. Duvall is playing Lee in Ron Maxwell's production of Gods and Generals, a Civil War epic scheduled for release in late 2002. "I love it," Duvall said of playing Lee. "It's a great privilege.
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March 26, 2006
CENTRAL Boosters will hold auction The Westminster High School Parent Boosters 2009 will hold a live art auction and a sports and music memorabilia and estate jewelry sale April 8 at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster. A preview of items will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the auction is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $65 per couple. Major credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted; only checks or cash for the silent auction. Tickets include hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, wine, door and bidder prizes, and a cash bar. Information: 410-781-6509.
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May 6, 2013
The Harford County Public Library Foundation hosted a crowd of nearly 200 guests on Friday, April 19 for its annual A Night Out @ the Library fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed lite fare, cocktails and the opportunity to hear and meet renowned military history author Jeff Shaara. "It was a phenomenal evening!" Kay Deitz, local Realtor with Garceau Realty and a sponsor of the event, said. "Mr. Shaara is able to present history in a way that the general public can enjoy and relate to. I found him fascinating.
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October 29, 2012
Renowned for unique auction items at its annual Gala, the Harford County Public Library Foundation recently added a catered lunch for six with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara to its live auction. The auction will take place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Abingdon Library during the Library's Gala, Once Upon a Time - an Evening in the Stacks. Shaara has written 11 historical war novels that have made the New York Times bestseller list and will also be the feature author for the Foundation's annual Night Out @ the Library on April 19, 2013.
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By Drew Jubera and Drew Jubera,Cox News Service | October 9, 1993
Turner Pictures' $20-million "Gettysburg," which opened at theaters nationwide yesterday, is as close to moguldom as Ted Turner can get. For now, at least.It's his "Birth of a Nation" meets "Ran": a four-hour plus adaptation of "The Killer Angels," the 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Shaara about the men behind one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history. It has an all-star, all-guy cast that includes Martin Sheen (Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee), Tom Berenger (Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet)
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By Dave Rosenthal | May 25, 2012
The Memorial Day weekend is a great time to pick up a book about the men and women who have helped preserve America's freedoms, and have fought for our country around the world. There are lots of great books on the topic, and some more personal readings such as diaries. For me, the one that resonates is a yellowed map and journal called "The Thunderbolt across Europe," which describes the route my dad's division, the 83rd Infantry, took in World War II. It led from the beaches of Normandy, across France, into Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, and into Germany.
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October 29, 2012
Renowned for unique auction items at its annual Gala, the Harford County Public Library Foundation recently added a catered lunch for six with New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara to its live auction. The auction will take place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Abingdon Library during the Library's Gala, Once Upon a Time - an Evening in the Stacks. Shaara has written 11 historical war novels that have made the New York Times bestseller list and will also be the feature author for the Foundation's annual Night Out @ the Library on April 19, 2013.
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March 26, 2006
CENTRAL Boosters will hold auction The Westminster High School Parent Boosters 2009 will hold a live art auction and a sports and music memorabilia and estate jewelry sale April 8 at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster. A preview of items will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the auction is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $65 per couple. Major credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted; only checks or cash for the silent auction. Tickets include hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, wine, door and bidder prizes, and a cash bar. Information: 410-781-6509.
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By Gregory Kane | December 9, 2001
ROBERT Duvall sat in a chair on a Western Maryland farm. The day was overcast but warm, the ground on the farm slightly muddy from two days of rain. Duvall sported a white beard, white hair and the gray uniform of a Confederate general in the War Between the States. If he looked like Robert E. Lee, it's because he should have. Duvall is playing Lee in Ron Maxwell's production of Gods and Generals, a Civil War epic scheduled for release in late 2002. "I love it," Duvall said of playing Lee. "It's a great privilege.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Book Editor | October 9, 1993
The novel "The Killer Angels" was turned down by all the major publishers when Michael Shaara, a professor at Florida State University, finished writing it in the early 1970s. It was finally published in 1974 by David McKay Co., a small New York publisher, and was largely unheralded by critics.But in one of the major surprises in publishing, "The Killer Angels" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. For Shaara, it was vindication after years of writing in obscurity. "Mike had been pretty discouraged about the acceptance of his writing," says Webb Salmon, a retired professor of English at Florida State who was a good friend of the author.
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By Dave Rosenthal and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
On the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, historians are revisiting the three-day event that was a turning point in the Civil War -- and publishers have released a slew of new books. For my money, there's still no better book than "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara, a fictionalized treatment that closely follows actual events, including the stirring attack on Little Round Top. But if you're looking for new reads on Gettysburg and the war, here are some favorites: -- "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion," by Allen C. Guelzo.
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By Tom Linthicum and Tom Linthicum,Sun staff | July 12, 1998
"The Last Full Measure," by Jeff Shaara. Ballantine Books. 560 pages. $25.95.Jeff Shaara's latest novel is most aptly titled, for in it he gives us the last full measure not only of the Civil War but also of the remarkable trilogy he has authored with his father, Michael.First came "The Killer Angels," Michael Shaara's account of the Battle of Gettysburg, published in 1974 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Then came "Gods and Generals," Jeff Shaara's first book, which took the reader from 1858 to where his father's book began.
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