Jeff Shaara made his name by completing a trilogy of novels about the Civil War begun by his father. Those books, Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, established Shaara as a leading writer of historical fiction. Shaara has since turned his attention to World War II; his latest book, The Steel Wave, is about the D-Day invasion of France in 1944. Shaara will be at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Carmel June 12 at 7 p.m. to give a free talk and sign books. The store is located at 14709 U.S. Highway 31 North. For information: 317-844-2501.