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Jeff Shaara Is Back With Third Civil War Novel


Bestselling author Jeff Shaara is renowned for his gritty depiction of Civil War battles. His fictionalized accounts of the historical events have appeared in previous works and he returns with his latest offering, The Smoke at Dawn. On Tuesday's Up to DateSteve Kraske talks with the author about how he fleshes out the known facts and in doing so creates a detailed account of the War Between the States.

Event Info: Jeff Shaara will discuss his life and new book The Smoke at Dawn, Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza. The event is sponsored by Rainy Day Books.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.