Michael ShaaraMichael Shaara
(1928-1988) was a writer of science fiction and historical fiction. Shaara began selling science fiction stories to pulp magazines in the 1950s. Shaara taught literature at Florida State University
. His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg
, The Killer Angels
, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
. Shaara died of a heart attack in 1988. Shaara's son, Jeff
, is also a popular writer of historical Fiction.