Lee at the Alamo: A Tor.Com Original

Lee at the Alamo: A Tor.Com Original

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by Harry Turtledove
     
 

In the history we know, General Robert E. Lee felt compelled to fight on the Confederate side, because honor (as he saw it) forbade him to take up arms against Virginia, his native state. But what if the demands of honor had led him in the other direction altogether? Harry Turtledove, author of perhaps the most famous alternate-history novel about Robert E. Lee (

Overview

In the history we know, General Robert E. Lee felt compelled to fight on the Confederate side, because honor (as he saw it) forbade him to take up arms against Virginia, his native state. But what if the demands of honor had led him in the other direction altogether? Harry Turtledove, author of perhaps the most famous alternate-history novel about Robert E. Lee (The Guns of the South, 1992), here returns with a look at what the great military leader might have done under only slightly different circumstances...in Lee at the Alamo.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429965316
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
09/07/2011
Series:
A Tor.Com Original
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
89,672
File size:
189 KB

Meet the Author

Harry Turtledove is an American fantasy and science fiction writer, born in Los Angeles, CA on 14 June 1949. A Caltech dropout, he eventually attended UCLA and received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977. In the 1980s, Turtledove worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. In 1991, he left the LACOE and turned to writing full time. From 1986-1987, he served as the Treasurer for the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written under several pseudonyms, including Eric G. Iverson, Mark Gordian, and H. N. Turtletaub. Turtledove has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the HOMer Award for Short Story in 1990 for "Designated Hitter," the John Esthen Cook Award for Southern Fiction in 1993 for Guns of the South, and the Hugo Award for Novella in 1994 for Down in the Bottomlands. "Must and Shall" was nominated for the 1996 Hugo Award for Best Novelette and received an honorable mention for the 1995 Sidewise Award for Alternate History. The Two Georges also received an honorable mention for the 1995 Sidewise Award for Alternate History. The Worldwar series received a Sidewise Award for Alternate History Honorable Mention in 1996. Publishers Weekly called him the
The author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including The Guns of the South, the "World War" series, and The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, Harry Turtledove lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Laura Frankos, and their four daughters.

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Lee at the Alamo: A Tor.Com Original 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great idea but it ended too soon and would have made a better book than a short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual Mr. Turtledove weaves historical and fictional characters into a fun tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read many books by Harry Turtledove, this is by far one of my favorites. If you have read Guns Of The South then you must read this one as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Turtledove at his best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it works as a short stroy and sets up well for a novel to follow.
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Makes u wish lee had stay in union army
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