Forstchen, William R.
Most widely held works by William R Forstchen
Gettysburg : a novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 libraries worldwide
After five years of research, comes a novel that explores how a victory for Robert E. Lee at The Battle of Gettysburg might have truly changed the course, and outcome, of the Civil War. One of the greatest "what if'' questions in U.S. history, the authors painstakingly researched the novel, holding roundtable meetings with top military minds to go over every page of the book, ensuring accurate, dramatic battle scenes, military strategy, and captivating period details. The Civil War is the American Iliad. Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson, Grant, and Lee still stand as heroic ideals, as stirring to our national memory as were the legendary Achilles and Hector to the world of the ancient Greeks. Within the story of our Iliad one battle stands forth above all others: Gettysburg. Millions visit Gettysburg each year to walk the fields and hills where Joshua Chamberlain made his legendary stand and Pickett went down to a defeat which doomed a nation, but in defeat forever became a symbol of the heroic Lost Cause. As the years passed, and the scars healed, the debate, rather than drifting away has intensified. It is the battle which has become the great "what if," of American history and the center of a dreamscape where Confederate banners finally do crown the heights above the town. The year is 1863, and General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia are poised to attack the North and claim the victory that would end the brutal conflict. But Lee's Gettysburg campaign ended in failure, ultimately deciding the outcome of the war. Launching his men into a vast sweeping operation, of which the town of Gettysburg is but one small part of the plan, General Lee, acting as he did at Chancellorsville, Second Manassas, and Antietam, displays the audacity of old. He knows he has but one more good chance to gain ultimate victory, for after two years of war the relentless power of an industrialized north is wearing the South down. Lee's lieutenants and the men in the ranks, imbued with this renewed spirit of the offensive embark on the Gettysburg Campaign that many dream "should have been." The soldiers in the line, Yank and Reb, knew as well that this would be the great challenge, the decisive moment that would decided whether a nation would die, or be created, and both sides were ready, willing to lay down their lives for their Cause. An action-packed and painstakingly researched masterwork, Gettysburg stands as the first book in a series to tell the story of how history could have unfolded, how a victory for Lee would have changed the destiny of the nation forever. In the great tradition of The Killer Angels and Jeff Shaara's bestselling Civil War trilogy, this is a novel of true heroism and glory in America's most trying hour.
Pearl Harbor : a novel of December 8th by Newt Gingrich ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,785 libraries worldwide
A historical novel set against the backdrop of Pearl Habor and the beginning of World War II examines the events, decision-making processes, and strategies that led to the Japanese attack on Hawaii from a Japanese perspective.
To try men's souls : a novel of George Washington and the fight for American freedom by Newt Gingrich ( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,729 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1777, Washington and his demoralized army retreat from Philadelphia, arriving at Valley Forge where they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany who begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British head-on and changing the course of history.
Grant comes east : a novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,644 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of an alternate American Civil War recounts events following the capture of Vicksburg by General Ulysses S. Grant and traces the northern army's journey to Gettysburg.
Days of infamy by Newt Gingrich ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,575 libraries worldwide
In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted against the equally legendary American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill.
One second after by William R Forstchen ( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
One man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war based upon an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon that will send America back to the Dark Ages.
Never call retreat : Lee and Grant, the final victory by Newt Gingrich ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
Traces the events surrounding the pivotal battle of August 1863, during which Lee and Grant both cross the Susquehanna and make decisions that culminate in the war's outcome.
1945 by Newt Gingrich ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Describes the world that would have existed in 1945 if Adolf Hitler had not declared war on the United States after Pearl Harbor.
Honored enemy by Raymond E Feist ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Available for the first time in the U.S., this is the story of sworn enemies who must band together and fight as one to survive the inhospitable climate and a terrifying foe. Can their hatred for their mutual enemy overcome their distrust of each other?
Hot shots : an oral history of the Air Force combat pilots of the Korean War ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
The editors combine "firsthand accounts with dozens of never-before-published photography of air force pilots at work, as well as a history of the major events of the war."--Jacket.
We look like men of war by William R Forstchen ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
"Story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850. A young master's cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation. They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause." -- Jacket.
If the Allies had fallen : sixty alternate scenarios of World War II ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Leading historians suggest what might have been if key events during World War II had gone differently.
The forgotten war by William R Forstchen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Honor untarnished : a West Point graduate's memoir of World War II by Donald V Bennett ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
A memoir of the Second World War from the perspective of a West Point graduate documents more than two and a half years of combat in Casablanca, Tunisia, Sicily, and Normandy, and the final days of the Third Reich.
Rally cry by William R Forstchen ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and French and held by 218 libraries worldwide
When Union Colonel Andrew Keane led his blue-coated soldiers aboard the transport ship, he could not have foreseen that their next port of call would be neither in the North nor the South, but on an alternate world where no human was free. Storm-swept through a space-time warp, Keane's regiment was shipwrecked in an alien land, a land where all that stood between them and destruction was the power of rifles over swords, spears, and crossbows.
Never call retreat [Lee and Grant, the final victory by Newt Gingrich ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
After his great victories at Gettysburg and Union Mills, General Robert E. Lee's attempt to bring the war to a final conclusion by attacking Washington, D.C., fails. However, in securing Washington, the remnants of the valiant Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of the impetuous General Dan Sickles, is trapped and destroyed. For Lincoln there is only one hope left: that General Ulysses S. Grant can save the Union cause.
Down to the sea : a novel of the Lost Regiment by William R Forstchen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Two decades after the defeat of the alien Hordes, aerosteamer pilot Lieutenant Michael O'Brien stumbles into the middle of a conflict between warring factions of the Kazan, a powerful alien empire that could threaten the human Republic.
It seemed like a good idea-- : a compendium of great historical fiascoes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Union forever by William R Forstchen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and French and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Union Colonel Andrew Keane and his men discover that descendants of Roman soldiers, sixteenth-century corsairs from the Spanish Maine, and some of Ghengis Khan's men have also been transported in time to the distant future.
Arena by William R Forstchen ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 125 libraries worldwide
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