Gettysburg

Gettysburg

4.0 50

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - First Edition)

$8.99
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Gettysburg by Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen

The Battle of Gettysburg has become the great "what if" of American history. Gettysburg unfolds an alternate path and creates for General Robert E. Lee the victory he might have won. Full of dramatic battle scenes, military strategy, and captivating period details, Gettysburg stands as a remarkable entry in the pantheon of Civil War literature and as a vivid novel of the realities of war.

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 could end the brutal conflict. Launching his men into a vast sweeping operation, 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. Now 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"...

An action-packed and painstakingly researched masterwork by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen, 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. This is a novel of true heroism and glory in America's most trying hour.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312987251
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/05/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 4.08(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is the author of several bestselling books, including Valley Forge, To Try Men's Souls, and Pearl Harbor. He is the CEO of The Gingrich Group and an analyst for the Fox News Channel.

DR. WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the author of over thirty works of historical fiction, science fiction, young adult works, and traditional historical research; his titles include the New York Times bestselling One Second After and We Look Like Men of War. He holds a Ph.D. with a specialization in military history from Purdue University.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Gettysburg 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
mleesdad More than 1 year ago
This series (there are 3 books) tells of how history may of turned if Lee had acted on Longstreet's suggestions of going around the Union army during the Gettysburg campaign. This books starts with the actual history and then statrs the turn down the other possible track. If you are interested in a good story that could have shown a different road to the civil war then this is the series for you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all three books. Very interesting analysis of the politics and decisions that happened during the Civil War.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The authors do an excellent job changing one decision made by Lee and seeing the battle through to a very probably conclusion. The charactors are brought to life, and even if your loyalties lie with one sie or the other, you find yourself identifying with individuals on both sides of the battle. Very realisitic and well done. A must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found a very plausible alternative to Gettysburg. I loved the characters, the fundamental possibilities, and the detail the authors went into. They put me in the trenches along side the likes of Longstreet, Lee, Meade, and especially Henry Hunt, who, In my opinion, plays an important, colorful character. Having studied Gettysburg myself several times, I found myself immersed in the 'did or did not' really happen syndrome, blurring history in my mind. I found the character development superb. I highly recommend.
solo More than 1 year ago
In this novel Lee listens to Longstreet and decides against sending Pickett against the Federal lines- from that point on history takes a new turn and the tide of the war changes. A must read for Civil War buffs. The fairness and evenhandedness to both sides is striking.Really enjoyable!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Could not put this book down. Most Civl War book have some dry chapters but, not this book I enjoyed the whole thing
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Newt Gingrich and Bill Forstchen created Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, they created a spectacular illustration of alternative history.Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War is a great eye-opener for understanding how one change in the sequence of events could could alter the entire outcome of the Civil War. Whether you are a Civil War buff or not, I highly recommend reading Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, by Newt Gingrich and Bill Forstchen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is the only book I read so far in this series. Very good book .Really interesting on how many people died in the battles up to Gettysburg.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago