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The Resource Gettysburg : a novel of the Civil War, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ; and Albert S. Hanser, contributing editor

Gettysburg : a novel of the Civil War, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ; and Albert S. Hanser, contributing editor

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Gettysburg : a novel of the Civil War
Title
Gettysburg
Title remainder
a novel of the Civil War
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Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ; and Albert S. Hanser, contributing editor
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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A fictionalized account of an alternate American Civil War, based on five years of research, considers how history might have transpired if General Robert E. Lee had won the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
119360
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gingrich, Newt
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Forstchen, William R
  • Hanser, Albert S
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True
Series statement
Gettysburg trilogy
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the Civil War
Label
Gettysburg : a novel of the Civil War, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ; and Albert S. Hanser, contributing editor
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
454757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780312309350
Lccn
2003041381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312309350
  • (OCoLC)51559226
Label
Gettysburg : a novel of the Civil War, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen ; and Albert S. Hanser, contributing editor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
454757
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780312309350
Lccn
2003041381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312309350
  • (OCoLC)51559226

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